Logo for The Climate Pledge says "The Climate Pledge" in green "Paris… 10 years early" in blue.

Amazon co-founds The Climate Pledge, setting goal to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early

An illustration of trees that reads "$100 million in reforestation projects around the world to begin removing carbon from the atmosphere now."

On 19 September 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism announced The Climate Pledge, a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early. Amazon is the first signatory of this pledge. The Climate Pledge calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.

Companies that sign The Climate Pledge agree to:

  • Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis;
  • Implement decarbonisation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement via real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions and other carbon emission elimination strategies;
  • Neutralise any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.
Illustration of Amazon truck that says "100,000 fully-electric delivery vehicles, the largest order ever for electric delivery vehicles."

By joining The Climate Pledge and agreeing to decarbonise on a faster time horizon, signatories will play a critical role in stimulating investment in the development of low-carbon products and services that will be required to help companies meet the pledge.

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