Mike Bloomberg has received the League of Conservation Voters’ Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to combating climate change in a ceremony on Tuesday, October 2nd. The League cites Bloomberg’s initiatives like America’s Pledge, the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, the Vibrant Oceans Initiative, and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. Bloomberg announced plans to double his contributions to the LCV Victory Fund to $5 million.
“Michael 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.” said LCV’s Gene Karpinski.
Michael Bloomberg expressed optimism “The good news is: even without any help from Washington, we’re making real progress on climate change. Over the last ten years, thanks to bottom-up actions, the U.S. has cut carbon emissions more than any other large nation – and LCV’s “Clean Energy For All” campaign has helped drive that success.”
Several of Michael Bloomberg’s friends and colleagues made a video thanking him for his help combating climate change including Sen. Ed Markey, John Kerry, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, and Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, and Washington Mayor Jay Inslee. You can watch the video here.
Per POLITICO, notables from the event included Diana Taylor, Sam Waterston, Larry Rockefeller, Bob Semple, Kevin Sheekey, Rep. Paul Tonko, Brady Walkinshaw, Kathleen Welch, Antha Williams, Cristobal Alex, Joe Bonfiglio, Carol Browner, Fred Krupp, Mark Magana, Scott Nathan, Rhea Suh, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Gene Karpinski, Pete Maysmith and Tiernan Sittenfeld.