Jeff Bezos pledges $10bn to tackle climate change

Jannie Delucca

Amazon main Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn (£7.7bn) to a new fund to deal with weather change, but activists have urged the world’s richest man to very first thoroughly clean up the e-commerce giant’s own lacklustre environmental record.

The e-commerce tycoon claimed the Bezos Earth Fund would “fund researchers, activists, NGOs – any effort that provides a real possibility to aid preserve and defend the normal earth”.

“Local climate change is the greatest menace to our earth,” claimed Bezos, whose is thought to be worthy of $130bn, claimed in an Instagram article to his 1.four million followers.

Nonetheless, Greenpeace United states of america claimed Amazon still experienced “significant weather problems,” inquiring: “Why won’t Bezos lead by cleansing up his own house?”

Hundreds of Amazon staff members previous thirty day period signed a web site criticising the on-line retail giant’s weather procedures and demanding it do a lot more to deal

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