Clinton Foundation CEO Kevin Thurm provides updates on the work of the Foundation’s programs.
What to expect the week of September 10, 2018:
- The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) planning team will be in Dominica to hold meetings with the Government of Dominica, the utility, regulator, and a geothermal development company and to put together a Sustainable and Resilient Energy Plan (S-REP) to help create a cost-effective and climate resilient renewable energy system for the country. Two weeks ago, CCI presented preliminary results of electricity transmission and distribution modeling, a key component of the S-REP, to the Dominica government representatives in New York City. The CCI team will now present updated energy generation modeling results to the same key stakeholders in order to push forward and complete the energy plan.
- In Adams County, Mississippi, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) will be partnering with the Mississippi Department of Health and the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition to draft a smoke-free ordinance for the city of Natchez, Mississippi. This work is part of CHMI’s Blueprint for Action for the community and was announced as a commitment to work together with stakeholders and advocate for more smoke-free spaces in Adams County. CHMI will be providing technical assistance in research and advocacy; the next steps are to conduct research and study other communities’ smoke-free policies and strategies and determine how to proceed in Adams County.
Highlights from the week of September 3, 2018:
- President Clinton’s press secretary, Angel Urena, published a blog detailing the events that the president participated in while in St. Lucia and the U.S. Virgin Islands in July. President Clinton traveled to the region to advance Foundation projects including the Clinton Climate Initiative’s work and the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network’s efforts to rebuild in the aftermath of last year’s devastating hurricane season. Please see below to view the post:
- The third annual national progress report of the Beverage Calories Initiative, was released on August 22. It showed strong signs of progress made to date on the collaborative effort between the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the beverage industry to reduce consumption of beverage calories by 20 percent by 2025. The results of an independent analysis by third-party evaluator Keybridge LLC show that beverage calories per person in the U.S. fell by about 1.5 percent between 2016 and 2017 amid company-led efforts to grow consumer interest in reduced- or zero-sugar beverage options.
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- This year’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting host, the University of Chicago, profiled several of its student commitment makers who are working to develop solutions to a range of challenges from the air pollution crisis in India to the opioid epidemic in the United States. For more about the work these young leaders are doing, please click here.
Students tackle pressing global challenges https://t.co/to7gKzDKEk
- Staff from the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) and the Clinton Presidential Center (CPC) jointly participated in the “Delta Philanthropy Forum.” With more than 25 philanthropic organizations represented from state and national foundations, the two-day event was hosted by the Walton Family Foundation with co-conveners including the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, and the Southeastern Council of Foundations. The purpose of the two-day forum was to understand the social and economic landscape of the Delta region and to strategically drive financial investments to the Delta region.
- In Houston, Texas, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) convened more than 50 stakeholders representing the health care sector and food insecurity partners to collect information and assess the current work being done on the topic as well as to discuss long-term advocacy options on food insecurity. Outcomes included reviewing and creating opportunities within school lunch policies, land use policies, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment. Next steps from the meeting include providing the American Heart Association with a comprehensive outline so it can be built into its 2019 advocacy agenda.
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