Mike Bloomberg believes that big cities must take the lead in reducing the threat of climate change. That's why in 2007, Mike announced a revolutionary sustainability initiative: PlaNYC 2030.
A wide-ranging, comprehensive initiative, PlaNYC aims to make New York the greenest city. Already, New York City has greened 15% of its taxi fleet, planted more than 800,000 trees across the five boroughs, and adopted the nation’s most ambitious green energy code. Dozens of City buildings have improved their energy efficiency, helping reduce carbon emissions and save the taxpayers money. From 2010-2013, Mike also served as Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, an association of major cities around the world committed to reducing carbon emissions and slowing climate change. He is now President of the C40 Board of Directors.
Mike Bloomberg's Annual Letter on Philanthropy
Apr. 6, 2015 Bloomberg Philanthropies
We are committed to working with partners inside and outside government who are positioned to help us fulfill our mission: ensuring better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. In 2014, we found new opportunities to advance this mission in all five of our major areas of focus, and it was exciting to see some of that work firsthand.
Latin America, the Compact of Mayors & the Road to Paris
Mar. 28, 2015 MikeBloomberg.com
For nations to substantially reduce their emissions and protect their citizens and economies from harm, they must put cities at the center of their work. The good news is that mayors - in Latin America and beyond - are eager to help lead the way.