Charlotte Rubens Bloomberg, mother of Michael Bloomberg, passes.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire
Bloomberg family.Charlotte Bloomberg's photo from the Dickinson High
School 1925 yearbook. The mother of New York City Michael Bloomberg was Charlotte Rubens back then.
Bloomberg in São Paulo: A Glimpse of the potential for America's Green Party Mayor/President
When it comes to sustainable transportation, Michael Bloomberg is saving his strongest words for an international audience.
While the mayor’s rhetoric on transportation now tends to focus on safety, when transportation is on his agenda at all, at a meeting of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group in São Paulo Bloomberg brought back some of his 2007-vintage
Said the mayor in his speech:
“The intense burning of fossil fuels in the world’s
cities – where 70 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are produced – not only contributes to
climate change, it also clogs the streets, pollutes the air, and shortens the lives of their millions of residents. How we
as mayors respond to these challenges will strongly determine the fate of the entire world, now and for decades to come.”
the current chair of the C40 project, was there to announce the release of two studies and a new partnership between the coalition of big-city mayors and the World Bank.
The first study created
a shared greenhouse gas reporting system for the C40 cities, allowing high-quality comparisons for the first time. The 42
C40 cities that participated were responsible for 1.2 billion metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions, it found, roughly equivalent
to the emissions of Japan.
Numbers like that fed into what at times seemed to be a bit of urban policy triumphalism
on the part of the mayors. “Because of our shared experiences in leading the world’s great cities, and because,
more than anyone else, we grasp the urgency of the challenges we now face, no one can do more to produce good outcomes for
the world than we, the mayors of great cities, can,” said Bloomberg. http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/06/01/bloomberg-in-sao-paulo-a-glimpse-of-the-green-mayor/
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Leaders of the C40 Mayors Summit on climate change
said Wednesday the group had reached a financing agreement with the World Bank to help the world's major cities better adapt
to climate change
"The partnership with the World Bank creates opportunities for financial support," said New
York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
"If we don't stop polluting our world right now, and continuing to spill greenhouse
gases into the atmosphere, the consequences may be very well irreversible," Bloomberg said.
The 40 major cities
whose mayors are attending the Sao Paulo conference -- including New York, Jakarta, Mexico City, Berlin, Barcelona, Rio de
Janeiro and Paris -- are responsible for 12 percent of global greenhouse emissions.