One of the richest men on the face of the earth and the founder of Amazon; Jeff Bezos, pledged to donate $2 billion at the COP26 held at Glasgow.
The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow saw renowned entrepreneurs join in and discuss how to make the planet a better place to live.
Jeff Bezos was harshly criticized in the past for spending an outrageous amount of money over his maiden space trip, while that money could have been utilized constructively in order to make the earth a better place to live.
Jeff Bezos stated that he grasped the true picture of the fragility of the earth while he traveled into space.
At the COP26 conference, Bezos stated “in too many parts of the world, nature is already flipping from a carbon sink to a carbon source.”
The Bezos Earth Fund announced to spend $10 billion in order to fight global warming and climatic change across the globe.
Jeff Bezos stated “I was told that seeing the Earth from space changes the lens from which you view the world but I was not prepared for just how much that would be true, looking back at Earth from up there, the atmosphere seems so thin, the world so finite and so fragile. Now, in this critical year and what we all know is the decisive decade, we must all stand together to protect our world.”
Bezos Earth Fund had announced in September that it will be dedicating $1 billion to conserve nature as well as indigenous cultures and people.
A follow-up of $2 billion was announced by Mr. Jeff Bezos at the COP26 conference on Tuesday. He also stated that almost two-thirds of the land of Africa is regarded as degraded but with joint efforts, this can be reversed.
Bezos stated, “Restoration can improve soil fertility, raise yields and improve food security, make water more reliable, create jobs and boost economic growth, while also sequestering carbon.”
Prince William had earlier suggested that world-renowned entrepreneurs should focus on working together in saving the planet rather than spending billions of their hard-earned money on space tourism.