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After Hurricane Irma, Bloomberg Heads to USVI to Raise Awareness

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St. John and St. Thomas, two islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands, were devastated by Hurricane Irma. A week later, the recovery efforts are just getting underway, thanks to private efforts.

Watch: Mike Bloomberg on NBC's Meet the Press to talk about the devastation in the US Virgin Islands.

Innovators Crisscross the U.S. in Eight Week Sprint

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Originally posted on www.bloomberg.org

2,000 hours of skills-building workshops, delivered to more than 3,000 municipal leaders in 300 cities across 45 states. All in eight short summer weeks.

Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg Philanthropies Invest $10m to Bring Small-Business Program to Baltimore

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Originally posted on www.baltimoresun.com

Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies are scheduled to announce a $10 million investment Wednesday to launch a training and loan program for small businesses in Baltimore.

The program, called 10,000 Small Businesses, is intended to give small businesses a jolt of energy, new ideas — and maybe a little cash — to jump-start growth and spur hiring.

California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg Launch “America’s Pledge”

Will compile and quantify efforts from U.S. states, cities, businesses and other actors to address climate change in alignment with the Paris Agreement
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Originally posted on www.bloomberg.org. 

NEW YORK, July 12, 2017 /3BL Media/– Today, California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg launched America’s Pledge on climate change, a new initiative to compile and quantify the actions of states, cities and businesses in the United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

U.S. Cities, States and Businesses Pledge to Measure Emissions

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Originally posted on www.nytimes.com

A coalition of American states, cities and businesses that have pledged to stick with the Paris climate pact will team up with experts to quantify their climate commitments and share their plans with the United Nations, vowing to act in spite of the Trump administration’s exit from the accord.

How Trump is (accidentally) Making America Green Again

‘City leaders are now teaming up across the nation to provide an alternative power channel, away from Washington’
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When President Donald Trump announced America’s withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord, the decision horrified many observers, both within the US and beyond. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic governor of Colorado, was among them. “Abandoning this climate deal is like ripping off your parachute when you should be pulling the ripcord,” Hickenlooper declared, using the pithy turn of phrase for which he is renowned.

Mike Bloomberg Announces $200 Million American Cities Initiative at the U.S. Conference of Mayors

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Originally posted on www.mikebloomberg.com

The following is the text of Mike Bloomberg’s speech as prepared on Monday June 26th, 2017.

“Thank you Manny, and good afternoon, everyone! We’re lucky to have Manny as a Board Member at Bloomberg Philanthropies, and I want to thank him and Miami Beach Mayor Phil Levine for welcoming us here.

At European Parliament in Brussels, Mike Bloomberg: U.S. Will Meet Our Paris Commitment

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Originally posted on www.mikebloomberg.com.

“Thank you, Linda McAvan for that introduction. I want to thank you and David McAllister and the Conference of Committee Chairs for giving me the opportunity to address you here in the European Parliament on climate change. And let me begin by thanking you for your leadership on climate change at a time when we all need to pull together for our common good.

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