Conservation | September 21, 2021

Bezos Earth Fund commits $1 billion in grants to nature conservation

Roodgally Senatus
ImpactAlpha Editor

Roodgally Senatus

ImpactAlpha, September 22 — Bezos Earth Fund will begin deploying the capital this year to conserve and expand high-carbon stocks in Africa’s Congo Basin, South America’s tropical Andes, and Central America’s Pacific Ocean.

The Bezos Earth Fund will focus on Indigenous and local communities, and countries that have commitments to nature conservation. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has committed $10 billion by 2030 to protect and restore nature as a way to combat climate change. The conservation commitments will be followed by investments in landscape restoration and food system transformation.

30×30 commitment

The billion-dollar commitment from the Bezos Earth Fund aims to help advance an effort to tackle the biodiversity crisis on a global scale. The 30×30 global campaign, led by France, the U.K. and Costa Rica, has a goal to protect 30% of the earth’s land and ocean by 2030.