Amazon vows to be carbon neutral by 2040 as its own workers plan a climate change walkout

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Jeff Bezos has vowed to make Amazon carbon neutral by 2040, saying they will meet the goals of the Paris climate accord 10 years ahead of schedule.

The world's richest man said part of that pledge is an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans from a start-up they have invested in.

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Cutting emissions is a challenging goal for online retail giant, which delivers 10 billion items a year and has a massive transportation footprint and its own employees are planning to walkout on Friday in support of the global climate strike.

They have taken issue with Amazon´s cloud computing deals with oil-drilling companies, and raised concerns in an open letter to Bezos and at the company's most recent annual meeting.

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CEO Bezos said Thursday: 'We know we can do it and we know we have to do it.

'We want to use our scope and our scale to lead the way.'

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The billionaire announced a number of actions at a press conference in Washington ahead of Climate Week in New York next week, a global gathering of world and company leaders seeking ways to fight climate change.

Friday marks a global day of demonstrations to demand action on climate change, ahead of a UN summit on zero emissions on September 23.

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Amazon faces mounting pressure to address its environmental impact, with more than 1,000 of its workers planning to walk off the job Friday as part of the Global Climate Strike.

Bezos said: 'The global strike tomorrow, I think it's totally understandable. We don't want this to be the tragedy of the commons. We all have to work together on this.'

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Amazon will meet the goals of the Paris climate accord 10 years ahead of schedule, according to Bezos after The Trump administration announced in June 2017 it would be withdrawing from it.

The Paris Agreement, which...
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