100 cities get Bloomberg cash for youth climate efforts

By Robin Bravender | 04/10/2024 01:30 PM EDT

Atlanta; Athens, Greece; and Melbourne, Australia, are among the cities set to receive $50,000 from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, speaks during a session at the COP28 U.N. Climate Summit on Dec. 1, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Joshua A. Bickel/AP

One hundred cities around the world have been chosen to launch new youth-led climate programs funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Cities including Masaka City, Uganda; Mykolaiv, Ukraine; and Mesa, Arizona, are among the 100 funding recipients announced Wednesday by the charitable organization founded by billionaire climate advocate Michael Bloomberg.

Each city will receive $50,000 to distribute as grants aimed at spurring youth-led climate solutions. The idea, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies, is to help young people around the world facing threats posed by climate change to do something about it.


“Climate change is an all-hands-on-deck challenge, and it’s critical that young people — who have the most at stake — help lead the way,” said Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City and U.N. special envoy on climate ambition and solutions. “This new fund will help mayors mobilize and empower tomorrow’s leaders to take action today.”