Who's who in #globaldev: September 2018 appointments

Billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg. Photo by: Nikki Ritcher / Global Climate Action Summit / CC BY

Billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg will lead a new initiative aimed at mobilizing private capital for climate finance. The task is in line with Bloomberg’s role as the United Nations secretary-general’s special envoy for climate action. The Paris climate agreement seeks to mobilize $100 billion by 2020 in climate finance.

The announcement took place at the 73rd U.N. General Assembly in New York, during which World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also reappointed Bloomberg as WHO global ambassador for noncommunicable diseases and injuries.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.