Amazon founder Bezos announces investment of 2 billion US dollars to protect the earth’s environment
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos) today pledged to provide $2 billion in funding to help restore nature and transform the food system. This funding will come from the “Bezos Earth Fund” (Bezos Earth Fund). The “Bezos Earth Fund” was established in February 2020 with a scale of 10 billion U.S. dollars to address climate change issues.
Today, Bezos stated at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: “Nature is beautiful, but it is also fragile. I thought about this when the German rocket entered space. Someone told me that looking at the earth from space will change your perspective on the world; but at the time, I didn’t know to what extent this would be true.”
Bezos also said that 2021 is a very critical year, and he urged mankind to “united to protect our world.”
He said: “Every year, forests and landscapes absorb 11 billion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But when we destroy nature, we reverse this process. In too many places on the planet, nature has changed from a’carbon sink’ to ‘Carbon source’. This is a great danger for all of us.”
Last month, the “Bezos Earth Fund” promised to invest 1 billion US dollars this year, focusing on environmental protection. The goal is to protect 30% of the earth’s land and sea by 2030 to prevent mass extinction of life.
Bezos said today: “Together with the US$2 billion announced today, this US$3 billion investment will promote the new triple conservation of the “Bezos Earth Fund”, that is, simultaneously focusing on protection, restoration and transformation of the food system.”
Bezos said: “We must protect what we still have, we must restore what we have lost, and we must grow what we need for our lives for future generations without harming the planet.”
Since resigning as CEO of Amazon in July, Bezos has focused on initiatives such as his space exploration company Blue Origin and the Bezos Earth Fund.
However, there are also concerns that the private space tourism industry that companies such as “Blue Origin” are striving to pursue may cause damage to the environment when it develops into the mainstream.