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Michael Bloomberg appointed as UN special envoy for cities and climate change

Michael Bloomberg has been appointed as UN special envoy for cities and climate change.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon wants the former New York City mayor to “raise political will and mobilize action” on climate change, a UN spokesman said.

Michael Bloomberg will also work to bring “concrete solutions” to a major climate summit in New York in September.

Michael Bloomberg has been appointed as UN special envoy for cities and climate change

Michael Bloomberg has been appointed as UN special envoy for cities and climate change

As New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg accused politicians of a failure of leadership on climate change.

He later hinted at a link between Hurricane Sandy and global warming.

Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN, welcomed Michael Bloomberg’s appointment, posting on Twitter: “Mayor @MikeBloomberg knows how to get things done. We need more leaders like him here @UN.”

Michael Bloomberg, a former news tycoon, made combating climate change a major focus of his 12 years as mayor of New York City.