Bezos pledges $2bn to fight climate change in COP26 speech

Bezos, Jeff

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has pledged to donate $2bn for land restoration in Africa as part of his Bezos Earth Fund.

Bezos told attendees, including world leaders, at the COP26 conference in Glasgow that his trip to space in July illustrated to him how fragile the planet was: “I was told that seeing the Earth from space changes the lens from which you view the world but I was not prepared for just how much that would be true.

Subscription content

Please sign in now if you have a subscription or are already registered with us.

Retail Week

Register for free to continue reading provides premium, in-depth intelligence that helps retailers judge risks, spot opportunities and identify what they need to do to win in the digital economy.

Register today for a taste of our high-quality intelligence and enjoy:

  • Two free article views per calendar month on
  • Detailed analysis of current trends and events 
  • Exclusive newsletters
  • In-depth reports, videos, interviews and much more

During December, registered users can access 24 free articles in our advent calendar - find it here or on the homepage.

Discover Retail Week register now

Please note, if you have recently purchased a subscription, it may take a few minutes before your account is updated.