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Michael R. Bloomberg

Michael R. Bloomberg

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Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies and a former mayor of New York City (2002-13), is the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions and the World Health Organization's Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries.

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  1. What Can Stop the Shortening of American Lives?
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    What Can Stop the Shortening of American Lives?

    Mar 27, 2024 Michael R. Bloomberg shows how a loss of public trust in public-health professionals is undercutting US life expectancy.

  2. At COP28, Cities Will Show Us the Way
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    At COP28, Cities Will Show Us the Way

    Dec 1, 2023 Michael R. Bloomberg & Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr call attention to subnational efforts to drive climate-change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

  3. Realizing Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
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    Realizing Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future

    May 17, 2022 Michael R. Bloomberg & Damilola Ogunbiyi urge the international community to step up its support for the continent’s green transition.

  4. To Support Climate Efforts, Support Mayors
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    To Support Climate Efforts, Support Mayors

    Oct 29, 2021 Michael R. Bloomberg & Frans Timmermans explain why city governments and leaders are essential in the global fight against climate change.

  5. Ending the Drowning Epidemic
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    Ending the Drowning Epidemic

    Aug 12, 2021 Michael R. Bloomberg shows how relatively simple measures can save tens of thousands of children's lives every year.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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