Amazon Makes a Climate Pledge, But Not the One Employees are Asking For

Amazon Employees for Climate Justice says it's a start, but not enough

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Just days before the United Nations holds its Climate Action Summit in New York, Amazon issued a Climate Pledge calling on corporate signatories to follow its lead in achieving net-zero operations by 2040.

The move follows increased pressure both internally and externally for action on climate change, including a group calling itself Amazon Employees for Climate Justice. About 1,700 members planned to walk out in solidarity with the youth-led Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20, and called on Amazon to do more: Reach zero emissions by 2030, as well as end custom Amazon Web Services (AWS) contracts for fossil fuel companies, and stop funding climate change-denying lobbyists and politicians.




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