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Bezos Earth Fund: Bezos To Fight Climate Crisis With $10bn

Bezos Earth Fund: Bezos To Fight Climate Crisis With $10bn
Bezos Earth Fund: Bezos To Fight Climate Crisis With $10bn

Jeff Bezos is planning to spend the $10 billion he invested in the Bezos Earth Fund by 2030, the fund’s new CEO said Tuesday.

Since Bezos announced the Bezos Earth fund in February 2020, little has been revealed about how it would be used to combat the climate crisis.

Andrew Steer was named as the fund’s CEO on Tuesday, and in a series of tweets, he offered a few details, including that Bezos’ “goal is to spend it down between now and 2030.” That would work out to a pace of more than a $1 billion a year.

“The Earth Fund will invest in scientists, NGOs, activists, and the private sector to help drive new technologies, investments, policy change and behaviour,” Steer tweeted. “We will emphasise social justice, as climate change disproportionately hurts poor and marginalized communities.

Steer, who had been the president and CEO of the environmental nonprofit the World Resources Institute is the Bezos Earth Fund’s first president and CEO.

“Lauren and I are thrilled to have Andrew aboard and very energised about what lies ahead for the Fund and our partners,” Bezos wrote in an Instagram post, referring to his girlfriend, journalist Lauren Sanchez.

Bezos, who announced plans to step down as Amazon’s CEO last month to focus on philanthropic and science interests, cited Steer’s decades of experience in environmental and climate science, as well as his environmental work with World Resources Institute, which received a grant from the Earth Fund in November.

Steer, who had been the president and CEO of the environmental nonprofit the World Resources Institute is the Bezos Earth Fund’s first president and CEO.

“Lauren and I are thrilled to have Andrew aboard and very energised about what lies ahead for the Fund and our partners,” Bezos wrote in an Instagram post, referring to his girlfriend, journalist Lauren Sanchez.

Bezos, who announced plans to step down as Amazon’s CEO last month to focus on philanthropic and science interests, cited Steer’s decades of experience in environmental and climate science, as well as his environmental work with World Resources Institute, which received a grant from the Earth Fund in November.

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