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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 organization can do this on its own and everyone must do their part—business does not operate in a vacuum. To drive collective, cross-sector action on the climate crisis, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge with Global Optimism in 2019 on the conviction that global businesses are responsible, accountable, and able to act on the climate crisis.
Pledge Commitments
Signatories of The Climate Pledge agree to three principal areas of action:
  • Regular Reporting
    Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.
  • Carbon Elimination
    Implement decarbonization 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 Offsets
    Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.
The Climate Pledge
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, organizations, and partners working together to address the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonizing our economy.
  • 100+
    Signatories
  • 25
    Industries
  • 16
    Countries
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 Figueres stands on a balcony with a city landscape behind her.
    Christiana Figueres
    Former 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.”
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
    Jeff Bezos
    Amazon Founder and Executive Chair
Partnerships
  • Global Optimism logo
    Global Optimism logo
    Global Optimism
    Global Optimism works to inspire individuals and build transformative partnerships that tackle the climate crisis with the conviction, scale and speed that science demands. In 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge, a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon by 2040—10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.
  • We Mean Business Logo
    We Mean Business Logo
    We Mean Business
    The Climate Pledge and Global Optimism are partnering with the We Mean Business coalition and several other organisations in the largest effort to date to mobilise the private sector to reach net-zero carbon by 2040.
    This partnership will demonstrate that corporate leaders can go further and faster on climate action. The Climate Pledge and We Mean Business coalition also provide resources and support to TED Countdown, Race to Zero and the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), urging companies to respond to the climate crisis by setting specific, measurable targets.
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