BBC World Service – Newsday, Will Jeff Bezos’ pledge satisfy Amazon’s climate strikers? – BBC News

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BBC World Service – Newsday, Will Jeff Bezos’ pledge satisfy Amazon’s climate strikers? – BBC News

Employees at Amazon headquarters in Seattle are preparing to join the climate strike on Friday.

Ahead of the global protests, the company’s CEO – Jeff Bezos – outlined a climate pledge that would see Amazon become carbon neutral by 2040.

Rebecca Sheppard is a Senior Product Manager at Amazon and a member of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice.

She told Newsday: “It’s absolutely a victory, but it’s not everything that we asked for. We actually don’t want to be carbon neutral, we want to be zero emissions. We don’t want to rely on carbon offsets.”

(Photo: Jeff Bezos makes a climate pledge. Credit: Getty Images)

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