September 2019

Jeff Bezos Unveils New Plan to Tackle Climate Change

By making the "Climate Pledge," Bezos has committed Amazon to achieving the Paris Climate Agreement's goals, 10 years ahead of time. Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, via CNBC Bezos committed Amazon to other standards, including keeping regular track of its emissions. By 2024, the Amazon CEO plans for renewable energy to account for 80% of the company's needs. Bezos plans for Amazon to operate at zero emissions by 2030. In order to assist in these goals, Amazon will purchase 100,000 electric delivery vans from the auto company Rivian. The vans will all be on the road by 2024. Amazon also committed to a $100 million donation to The Nature of Conservancy, in order to establish the Right Now Climate Fund.