Facebook Says It Will Achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions This Year

The social network is also debuting an initiative aimed at rooting out misinformation around climate change

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Facebook has announced new corporate sustainability benchmarks along with a new initiative aimed at fighting misinformation about climate change.

The social network aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions starting later this year with 100% reliance on renewable energy. It also pledged to reach net zero emissions for its value chain—including “suppliers and other factors such as employee commuting and business travel”— by 2030. 

In July, Facebook released its first-ever Sustainability Report, which spanned 2019. During this time, the company had cut operational greenhouse gas emissions by 59% since 2017, and reached 86% renewable energy.

The social network is also debuting a Climate Science Information Center, a portal on Facebook with information from government bodies and NGOs such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and The Met Office. 

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