Pledge by Amazon
The Right Now Climate Fund$100 Million Pledged Toward Reforestation, Conservation and Nature-Based Solutions
Supporting actions: Sustainable Forestry, Avoided Deforestation, Data and Technological Tools, Science and Technical Assistance, Tree Protection through Management, Forest Product Markets and Innovation,
Through our commitment to The Climate Pledge, Amazon is reducing carbon emissions across our business operations and, in addition, has established the Right Now Climate Fund. This $100 million USD fund takes immediate action to remove and avoid carbon emissions by supporting nature-based climate solutions. Our priorities align with the Four Principles of Together With Nature, in that we:
Support “And/Also” Solutions: We use multiple solutions to reduce carbon emissions—driving reductions across our business operations and also supporting nature-based solutions.
Demonstrate Immediate Action: We demonstrate immediate action toward reducing carbon in the atmosphere and mitigating the adverse effects of climate change.
Promote Global Scale: We catalyze and promote nature-based solutions globally, and prioritize projects that can be scaled broadly.
Optimize for Carbon Mitigation: We fund projects that optimize for carbon removed or avoided, while also being additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial.
Improve Market Mechanisms: We improve market mechanisms in order to increase the worldwide quality, supply, and demand for carbon offsets.
Amazon is working with The Nature Conservancy to identify projects that can create real and lasting carbon reductions, while also empowering communities, enhancing natural environments, and protecting wildlife. See Amazon’s Sustainability Website for more information about our Right Now Climate Fund projects and Amazon’s continued commitment to sustainability.
The Nature Conservancy
The Right Now Climate Fund is committed to supporting projects that are additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial. We work with reputable partners and local organizations to ensure that social, environmental and economic benefits are achieved by community stakeholders.