Jeff Bezos has made a staggeringly large donation as the world continues its fight against climate change.
The Amazon billionaire says climate change is the biggest threat to our planet and subsequently launched a climate change fund in February.
The Earth Fund will donate a total of $10 billion to organisations fighting climate change, and he announced the first 16 organisations on his Instagram page.
“I’ve spent the past several months learning from a group of incredibly smart people who’ve made it their life’s work to fight climate change and its impact on communities around the world. I’m inspired by what they’re doing, and excited to help them scale,”
The first beneficiaries are: The Climate and Clean Energy Equity Fund, ClimateWorks Foundation, Dream Corps Green For All, Eden Reforestation Projects, Energy Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, The Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, NDN Collective, Rocky Mountain Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, The Solutions Project, Union of Concerned Scientists, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund.
Bezos is currently worth more than $200bn.