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COP26: Bezos pledges $2bn for restoring nature

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 2nd November, 2021 07:08:18 PM
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He grasped nature's fragility when he travelled into space, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says, and now he has pledged $2bn (£1.5bn) to restoring it, reports BBC.

The money from the Bezos Earth Fund will go to restoring landscapes and transforming food systems, he told the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

"In too many parts of the world, nature is already flipping from a carbon sink to a carbon source," he said.

The fund plans to spend $10bn fighting climate change overall.

In Glasgow the founder of the world's biggest online retailer described the experience of travelling on his rocket ship, New Shepard, in July as a revelation of Earth's vulnerability.