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Jeff Bezos Announces First Of $10 Billion Donations To Combat Climate Change

"We can all protect Earth's future by taking bold action now."

  • Jeff Bezos is announcing his first of $10 billion pledge for fighting climate change.
  • 16 organizations will be receiving a total of $791 million and this is “just the beginning,” according to the Amazon CEO.

The world’s wealthiest man is putting a huge amount of money on one of the things that matter most: fighthing climate change. According to reports, Jeff Bezos has officially confirmed the first of his $10,000,000,000 donation for combating the global problem.

In an Instagram post, the 56-year-old Amazon CEO and founder shared that he got “inspired… and excited to help” after spending months “learning from a group of incredibly smart people who’ve made it their life’s work to fight climate change and its impact on communities around the world.”

“This is just the beginning.”

Bezos continued:

“Today, I’m pleased to announce the first Bezos Earth Fund recipients – 16 organizations working on innovative, ambitious, and needle-moving solutions. This $791 million in donations is just the beginning of my $10 billion commitment to fund scientists, activists, NGOs, and others. We can all protect Earth’s future by taking bold action now.

“Here are the grantees: The Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund, ClimateWorks Foundation, Dream Corps Green For All, Eden Reforestation Projects, Energy Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, The Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, NDN Collective, Rocky Mountain Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, The Solutions Project, Union of Concerned Scientists, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund.”

In the past, Bezos described climate change as “the biggest threat to our planet”

“I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share,” he said.

“We can save Earth. It’s going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organizations, and individuals… Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let’s protect it, together.”

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