Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Amazon Pledges to Be Carbon Neutral by 2040 Advertisement Supported by ByDavid McCabe and Karen Weise Sept. 19, 2019 Updated 11:28 a.m. ET WASHINGTON — Amazon committed on Thursday to meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement 10 years ahead of schedule and be carbon neutral by 2040, in the company’s most ambitious push yet to combat climate change. Jeff Bezos, the company’s chief executive, said that the promises were part of a new effort called the Climate Pledge. Amazon is the first company to join the pledge. To help meet its goal, Mr. Bezos said Amazon was ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Rivian, a Michigan-based company that Amazon invested in this year. Mr. Bezos said that climate change had outpaced even the serious predictions the scientific community made five years ago. “Those predictions were bad but what is actually happening is dire,” he said. Thursday’s announcement comes a day before more that 1,500 Amazon employees had planned to walk out of work, in an escalation of almost a year of pressuring Amazon to be more aggressive in its climate… Read full this story
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