The Climate Pledge
Amazon is committed to building a sustainable business for our customers and the planet. In 2019, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge – a commitment to be net zero carbon across our business by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.
The Climate Pledge
Scientists tell us that we have a limited window to make unprecedented headway in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. No one company or organisation can do this on its own. Everyone must do their part in this unprecedented effort – business does not operate in a vacuum. To drive collective, cross-sector action, in 2019, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge with Global Optimism, on the conviction that global businesses are responsible, accountable and able to act on the climate crisis.
Signatories of The Climate Pledge agree to three principal areas of action:
Regular ReportingMeasure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.
Carbon EliminationImplement decarbonisation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions and other carbon emission elimination strategies.
Credible OffsetsNeutralise any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.
Building a Better World
Joining The Climate Pledge is an opportunity for companies to be part of a community of leading businesses committed to transformational action to protect the global economy from the disruptive risks associated with climate change.
The Climate Pledge by the Numbers
Signatories of the Pledge form a cross-sector community of companies, organisations and partners working together to address the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonising our economy.
Funds in Support of The Climate Pledge
Since co-founding The Climate Pledge in 2019, we’ve announced major investments to help us reach net zero carbon through The Climate Pledge Fund and Right Now Climate Fund.
Investing $2 billion to support the development of technologies and services that reduce carbon emissions and help preserve the natural world.
Investing $100 million in reforestation projects and climate mitigation solutions.
“Bold steps by big companies will make a huge difference in the development of new technologies and industries to support a low carbon economy.”Christiana FigueresFormer Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Co-Founder of Global Optimism
“We’ve decided to use our size and scale to make a difference. If a company with as much physical infrastructure as Amazon—which delivers more than 10 billion items a year—can meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early, then any company can.”Jeff BezosAmazon Founder and Executive Chair
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