Jeff Bezos Donates $ 10 Billion to Combat Climate Change
Jeff Bezos, president of Amazon and the world’s richest man, has pledged $ 10 billion to help in efforts to combat climate change.
Bezos said the money he set aside for that purpose would be spent on financing scientists, activists and environmental groups.
He added: “I want to work with others to increase the accepted methods and create new ways to combat the devastating effects of climate change.”
He explained, through his account on Instagram, that the process of distributing these funds will begin next summer.
Some Amazon employees have urged their boss to increase his efforts to combat climate change. Bezos is funding a space program that is criticized for its carbon emissions.
The biggest donation on his part, before announcing the donation to combat climate change, was the $ 2 billion that the President of Amazon allocated to help displaced families and develop schools in September 2018.
Bezos criticized for not signing the “pledge of giving” in which he committed a number of the world’s richest billionaires to donate half of their wealth during their lives for charity.
And Bezos said in his recent post on his Instagram account: “Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. And I want to work with others to increase common ways and create new ways to combat the devastating effects of climate change on the planet we live in together. It will fund This global initiative is scientists, activists, and non-profit organizations, and any effort is made to offer a real possibility to preserve nature. ”
He continued, “We can save the earth. And that requires collective action from big and small companies, state agencies, international organizations, and individuals.”
He concluded his statement by saying: “I pledge to allocate ten billion dollars for this purpose, and the issuance of financial grants will begin this summer. The land is the only thing that we share together, so let us protect it together.”
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Jeff Bezos, president of Amazon and the world's richest man, has pledged $ 10 billion to help in efforts to combat climate change.