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Jeff Bezos Vowed $2 billion for Nature Restoration

Bezos, the founder of Amazon, promised to invest $2 billion in restoring nature and transforming the food system.

The money will come from the Bezos Earth Fund, and it’s part of his promise to spend $10 billion fighting climate change by the end of the decade.

According to CNBC, Bezos made the promise at COP26 in Glasgow and said that 2021 is a critical year.

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“Nature is beautiful but it is also fragile,” Bezos told delegates at the COP26 climate conference on Tuesday. "I was reminded of this in July when I went into space with Blue Origin. I was told seeing the earth from space changes the lens through which you view the world, but I was not prepared for just how much that would be true.”

Bezos also talked about how much CO2 forests and landscapes absorb and how people reverse this process when they destroy nature.

Earlier this year, the Bezos Earth Fund also pledged $1 billion in grants that focus on conservation efforts.

That amounts to $3 billion in pledges, which Bezos hopes will be a threefold nature agenda that will focus on conservation, food transformation, and restoration.

Marina is passionate about sustainability and works to help ensure our planet stays as our home for a long time. She takes part in environmental conservation by recycling and not buying single-use plastic. When not writing, she can be found with her nose stuck in a book or trying out new baking recipes.


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