The Climate Pledge

The Climate Pledge is a commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040—10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019 to build a cross-sector community of companies, organizations, individuals, and partners working together to address the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonizing our economy.

Living "green wall" at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA.
Living "green wall" at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA.
Living "green wall" at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA.
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The Climate Pledge Highlights
Companies joined Amazon as signatories of The Climate Pledge in 2021
Businesses and organizations across 51 industries and 29 countries have signed the Pledge since 2019
Global annual revenue collectively generated by Pledge signatories
Thinking Big

Amazon became the first company to sign The Climate Pledge after co-founding the initiative in 2019 with Global Optimism, a purpose-driven organization led by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, who oversaw the delivery of the historic Paris Agreement, the first global accord on climate change.

Christiana Figueres, an internationally recognized leader on global climate change
Christiana Figueres
Founding Partner of Global Optimism and Former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
In the face of great peril, which is what the latest science depicts, the business community must have a clear path forward… It’s encouraging that 300 companies are committed to working together to achieve net-zero carbon by 2040 or sooner through The Climate Pledge. But 300 companies are not enough to deliver the transformation we need. I encourage all business leaders to get to grips with the science, translate it for their businesses, and enable the changes we need without delay.
The Pledge Commitments

Signatories of The Climate Pledge agree to three 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 power of The Climate Pledge is bringing companies together to accelerate action—and that’s just what happened with Climate Pledge Arena. Oak View Group, the Seattle Kraken, and Amazon—all signatories of The Climate Pledge—worked together to build the most sustainable arena in the world.

Named by Amazon and opened in 2021, Seattle’s history-making Climate Pledge Arena embodies the spirit of the Pledge and aims to set a new sustainability bar for the sports and events industry.

Renewable electricity from on-site solar panels and off-site renewable energy powers 100% of the arena’s operations. The stadium uses reclaimed rainwater stored in the ice rink system, a concept called “Rain to Rink,” to create the greenest ice in the National Hockey League. The original 44-million-pound roof from the previous Key Arena was reused in the construction to significantly reduce the embodied carbon of the new arena.
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