Washington D.C.- In response to Mike Bloomberg’s announcement today that he is launching the largest coordinated effort to tackle the climate crisis ever undertaken in the United States with a $500 million investment, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:
“Thank you Mike Bloomberg! The biggest challenge our world faces is now met by the biggest investment ever to fight it. The stakes have never been higher, the public is ready for action, and it’s up to all of us to remove the last political barriers to the clean energy future that will work for everyone. Mike Bloomberg is someone who believes that we can make change and achieve progress through politics and elections — a philosophy that also motivates our work at LCV. We are thrilled and honored to partner with him and his team to meet the climate crisis head-on.”
Last fall LCV honored Mike Bloomberg with a Lifetime Achievement award for his years of work addressing some of the most serious threats to our environment, including climate change and public health issues, and ushering in the clean energy revolution. Over the years, he has championed and led initiatives like America’s Pledge, the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge and other sustainable cities programs through C40 Cities and the Global Covenant of Mayors, the Vibrant Oceans Initiative and sustainable finance initiatives like the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and more.