Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced that he will give USD$791 million in grants as part of his Bezos Earth Fund to 16 organisations working to fight climate change. The fund is part of Bezos’ $10 billion pledge to support scientists, activists, NGOs and organisations working to protect the environment.

The list of grantees include NGOs, labs, reforestation and climate justice groups, including 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.

What Does This Mean?

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In an Instagram post, Jeff Bezos says, “I’ve spent the past several 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. I’m inspired by what they’re doing, and excited to help them scale.” 

He adds, “We can all protect Earth’s future by taking bold action now.”

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