Mike Bloomberg
03/26/2017 at 16:25. Facebook
Who’s to blame for the failure of the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare? Who cares? What matters now is that Democrats stop gloating, Republicans stop sulking, and each party come to the table to improve a health-care system that both parties agree needs work.

Stop Blaming. Start Governing.

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Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Co-Chair Maroš Šefčovič, Vice Chair Christiana Figueres, and others join POLITICO Europe today for a #Cities4Climate 2020 panel on our coalition, cities’ progress on sustainable transport, and the impact they can have. Watch live at 12:30pm ET / 5:30pm CET: [ Mikebloom.bg Link ]

CITIES4CLIMATE 2020 – Sustainable Transport and Energy Networks: Reinventing the Wheel

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Despite claims to the contrary, King Coal is not coming back. Four coal-fired power plants have been slated for retirement since November, reflecting strong demand for clean energy over polluting coal. Today’s announcement by the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is another reminder that America is on track to meet the Paris Agreement goals. [...
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Milestone 250th and 251st American Coal Plants Announce Retirement

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"No individual has contributed more to the commercial and civic life of New York City over a longer period of time than David Rockefeller. I was fortunate to call him a good friend – something my father, a bookkeeper, never would have imagined possible – and I have long admired his commitment to the city, which began with a dollar-a-year job working as a secretary to Mayor Fiorello La Guardia....
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If Democrats adopt obstructionist tactics, they also help threaten the stability of our most vital democratic institutions: the judiciary, Congress, and the presidency. [ Bloom.bg Link ]

Democrats: Don't Use Republican Playbook on Gorsuch

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From tech to tourism, Ireland is one of New York City's most important trading partners. We’re honored to have Taoiseach Enda Kenny join us for our #StPatricksDay festivities today at Bloomberg LP
From promoting women’s and gay rights in Japan to leading the U.S. response to the devastating 2011 tsunami, Caroline Kennedy was one of the most successful ambassadors in recent decades. We’re glad to have her back in New York, and look forward to seeing her next act.
Women leaders were instrumental in the groundwork and negotiations that led to the Paris Agreement. Today, the C40 Cities #Women4Climate movement recognizes the progress that’s been made, and outlines the work that still must be done to achieve a low-carbon future. [ Mikebloom.bg Link ]
Cities around the world are ready to lead on climate change, helping to fulfill national commitments – even as the global political winds continue to shift. Thank you, President François Hollande and Mayor Anne Hidalgo, for your leadership at the national and local levels. [ Mikebloomberg.com Link ]

Mike Bloomberg and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Call on Mayors to Deliver on the Paris Agreement - Mike Bloomberg

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From the Ashes goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” and explores what’s at stake for our economy, health and climate. The first feature documentary produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia LLC, will premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival: [ Fromtheashesfilm.com Link ]
As frustration grows in western nations, cities are well positioned to lead the way.

Strong mayors can help UK take on the world

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90% of the world’s coral reefs are expected to disappear by 2050, threatening marine life that supports the jobs, food, protection, tourism and medicine of nearly half a billion people. Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan Inc.) are supporting a new joint effort with The Ocean Agency and The University of Queensland - UQ using...
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Across the country, immigrants are building our future. New American Economy's Map the Impact project showcases their significant contributions to communities in every state. A strong economy rests on common-sense immigration reforms – encouraging growth, not stifling it: MapTheImpact.org.
South Africa has the highest rate of obesity in sub-Saharan Africa, with related diseases accounting for 43 percent of deaths in the country and imposing steep economic costs. The country now has the opportunity to take action that can help combat this noncommunicable disease: [ Mikebloom.bg Link ].

Cut diabetes, obesity down to size

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Oscar de la Renta was one of the kindest and most generous people I’ve ever met – always willing to lend a hand to help make our city and our country a better place. Thank you to the US Postal Service for honoring him with this well-deserved tribute.
Harvey Lichtenstein's ability to recognize and nurture creativity and talent of all kinds set a new standard for how cultural organizations can inspire audiences and shape cities. His cutting-edge vision and relentless drive transformed BAM into a world-renowned center of cultural excellence, which set the stage for Brooklyn to become an international symbol of urban innovation. When the...
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Mike Bloomberg on the Passing of Harvey Lichtenstein

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Cities, businesses, and citizens can lead – and win – the battle against climate change, no matter which way the political winds in Washington may shift. #ClimateofHope will look at local solutions to this critical, environmental challenge. Learn more about the book, coming this April, and pre-order at ClimateofHope.com.