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Jeff Bezos Pledges Investments in Restoring the Earth

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon who recently flew to space, promised to invest $2 billion toward restoring natural habitats and transforming food systems. He also said Amazon aims to power its operations with renewable energies by 2025.

I was told that seeing the Earth from space changes the lens through which you view the world. Looking back at Earth from up there, the atmosphere seems so thin, the world so finite and so fragile. Now in this critical year, and what we all know is the decisive decade, we must all stand together to protect our world. I’m pleased to announce a $2 billion pledge allocated directly to restoring nature and transforming food systems. This is part of the Bezos Earth Fund’s $10 billion commitment to fight climate change, enhance nature and advance environmental justice and economic opportunity. Amazon has co-founded the Climate Pledge with Christiana Figueres, and set a goal to reach net-zero carbon by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement goals. As part of this pledge, Amazon aims to power all its operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025, and is working to convert its delivery fleet to electric vehicles. Amazon is inviting other companies to join the climate pledge, and more than 200 have to date.

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