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Michael R. Bloomberg

Michael R. Bloomberg

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Michael R. Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions, is Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg L.P. and a former mayor of New York City (2002-13).

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. The Race to Sustainable Abundance
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    The Race to Sustainable Abundance

    Jul 9, 2021 Michael R. Bloomberg, et al. argue that public, economic, and planetary health are inextricably linked and must be restored together.

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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski

    Although the events of the last two years amount to a clear strategic failure for Russian President Vladimir Putin, it is equally clear that the West became overly confident after Ukraine's battlefield successes in 2022. Now, a strategic re-calibration may be in order.

    about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.
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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.
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    How America’s CHIPS Act Hurts Taiwan

    Chang-Tai Hsieh, et al. worry that US inducements are luring the world’s top semiconductor manufacturer down a dead end.
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    Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Despite rosy forecasts, the US economy faces powerful headwinds that call into question its ability to serve as the world’s main growth driver. These challenges are compounded by domestic and geopolitical uncertainties that have not been reflected in market valuations and economic assessments.

    explains why economists and investors are far too optimistic about America’s near-term prospects.
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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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