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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 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

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    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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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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