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2040

It's time to make carbon history.

We see a connected world where technology and collaboration crack the climate crisis, meeting the Paris Agreement 10 years early.

The Pledge Commitments

  • Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.

    Learn about regular reporting
  • Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through business change and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies.

    Learn about carbon elimination
  • Take action to neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.

    Learn about credible offsets

Signatories of The Climate Pledge agree to:

  • Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.

    Learn about regular reporting
  • Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through business change and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies.

    Learn about carbon elimination
  • Take action to neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.

    Learn about credible offsets

Our Progress

  1. Global News

    President Biden moves to have United States rejoin Paris Agreement

    Biden signed an executive order today to have the United States rejoin the Paris Agreement, the largest international effort to curb global warming.
  2. Global News

    Nature-based solutions are essential to fight the climate crisis

    Christiana Figueres’ global leadership made the Paris Agreement happen. Learn why she believes nature plays a critical role in addressing the urgent climate crisis, and how signatories like Amazon are already partnering on solutions.
  3. Milestone

    More than 50 companies have now joined The Climate Pledge

    Companies across the globe, representing almost every sector of the economy, are committing to net zero carbon emissions by 2040, demonstrating the global impact of The Climate Pledge.
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  1. Signatory Achievement

    Verizon earns 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award

    The EPA honors Verizon for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.
  2. Signatory Achievement

    Infosys joins RE100 Renewable Energy Campaign

    The information technology corporation joins RE100—the influential group of companies committed to 100% renewable electricity.
  3. Signatory Achievement

    ERDEM and Mercedes-Benz launch Green Carpet Collection

    Building on their established relationship with fashion, Mercedes-Benz spotlights sustainability with this eye-catching collection by Erdem Moralioglu.
  4. Global News

    Nations approve landmark climate accord in Paris

    Nearly every country globally commits to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions.
  5. Talk

    Christiana Figueres gives TED Talk

    Figueres, steward of the Paris Agreement, tells the inside story of how she helped the world achieve the most important climate agreement in history.
  6. Global News

    Protesting a pipeline

    As cultural and environmental concerns rise, thousands of people come together to protest the controversial Dakota Access pipeline.
  7. Global News

    The comprehensive business case for sustainability

    Harvard Business Review concludes that a solid sustainability strategy is good for innovation, employees, and business.
  8. Milestone

    Global Optimism founded

    Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac establish Global Optimism to continue their sustainability journey after leaving the UNFCCC.
  9. Global News

    The United States announces withdrawal

    President Trump announces that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
  10. Global News

    UN Launches Sustainable Development Goals

    The United Nations publishes 17 sustainable development goals as a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all” by 2030.
  11. Signatory Achievement

    Cabify becomes the first company in its industry to be carbon neutral

    Cabify becomes the first company in its industry to be carbon neutral, offsetting 100% of their emissions (Scope 3). Linked content in Spanish language.
  12. Global News

    The world’s most sustainable companies, 2018

    Forbes releases its fourteenth annual report which shows how business developments and societal progress can go hand in hand.
  13. Signatory Achievement

    RB joins RE100 Renewable Energy Campaign

    RB joins the influential group of companies committed to 100% renewable electricity.
  14. Global News

    Saving the Great Barrier Reef

    The Australian Government invests $500M to protect the 348,000 square kilometer ocean world-heritage site.
  15. Signatory Achievement

    Factory56: Mercedes-Benz Cars increases flexibility and efficiency in operations.

    The automotive icon envisions a fully modernized assembly line in Germany as they approach a CO₂-neutral energy supply for all their plants by 2022.
  16. Signatory Achievement

    Verizon becomes the first US telecom company to issue a green bond

    The bond offering raised almost $1 billion in net proceeds for renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, sustainable water management and biodiversity and conservation.
  17. Signatory Achievement

    Real Betis joins Climate Neutral Now and plays an official match with a shirt entirely made from recycled plastic

    Real Betis joins the world in playing the most important match of our lives – against climate change, by launching its Forever Green sustainability program.
  18. Signatory Achievement

    Mercedes-Benz announces Ambition2039

    Read about how Mercedes-Benz is ensuring their customers can switch to carbon neutral mobility in the future.
  19. Signatory Achievement

    Go behind the scenes as Amazon develops a new electric vehicle

    100,000 electric delivery vans will save millions of metric carbon per year.
  20. Milestone

    Amazon commits to net zero carbon by 2040

    Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announces that the company will be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.
  21. Milestone

    Amazon and Global Optimism announce The Climate Pledge

    Jeff Bezos and Christiana Figueres announce The Climate Pledge, calling on companies to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040.
  22. Signatory Commitment

    Infosys wins UN Global Climate Action Award

    Infosys wins the prestigious UN Global Climate Action Award in the ‘Climate Neutral Now’ category.
  23. Global News

    Greta Thunberg: TIME’s person of the year 2019

    Climate activist Thunberg is featured for inspiring millions to join the global climate strike and facilitating debate with global leaders.
  24. Global News

    The European Green Deal

    The European Union presents the intergovernmental pledge to make Europe the first carbon neutral continent by 2050.
  25. Milestone

    The Future We Choose

    Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac publish The Future We Choose, a book aimed at instilling a winning mentality in the fight against climate change.
  26. Global News

    Marie Claire: The Ecowarriors Greenifying Big Tech

    Amazon Head of Sustainability, Kara Hurst, joins other corporate sustainability officers as businesses latest climate change weapon.
  27. Milestone

    Amazon Commits $10 Million to Restore and Conserve 4 Million Acres of Forest

    In partnership with The Nature Conservancy, this investment will help remove over 18 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by helping to restore and conserve family-owned forest lands.
  28. Talk

    TED Talk: Tom Rivett-Carnac

    Global Optimism co-founder Tom Rivett-Carnac makes the case for adopting a mindset of "stubborn optimism" to confront climate change.
  29. Signatory Achievement

    Amazon announces first Right Now Climate Fund project outside the U.S.

    The €3.75 million commitment to The Nature Conservancy will be used on efforts to reduce climate change risks and increase species biodiversity in cities, then shared across additional cities.
  30. Signatory Achievement

    The Climate Pledge Fund

    The latest Climate Pledge Fund recipient is on a mission to transition the world to zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled flights.
  31. Milestone

    RB pledges to tackle climate change

    RB vows to reduce emissions from its sites by 65% by 2030.
  32. New Signatory

    Infosys joins The Climate Pledge

    Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  33. New Signatory

    Verizon joins The Climate Pledge

    Verizon, a US-based telecommunications company, joins The Climate Pledge.
  34. New Signatory

    RB joins The Climate Pledge

    RB, a consumer goods company, joins The Climate Pledge.
  35. Signatory Achievement

    Amazon launches a $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund

    The Climate Pledge Fund will invest in companies creating products, services, and technologies to protect the planet.
  36. New Signatory

    Oak View Group joins The Climate Pledge

    Oak View Group, a global leader in sports and entertainment, joins The Climate Pledge and is building the first arena targeting net zero carbon certification, Climate Pledge Arena.
  37. Signatory Achievement

    Amazon, Oak View Group, and NHL Seattle Announce Climate Pledge Arena

    The Climate Pledge Arena is expected to be the first net zero carbon certified arena in the world.
  38. Signatory Achievement

    Battery cell manufacturer Farasis goes into strategic partnership with Mercedes-Benz

    Mercedes-Benz gains traction in electric mobility with this strategic partnership with the developer and supplier of lithium-ion battery technologies.
  39. Signatory Achievement

    Real Betis is Carbon Neutral

    By measuring, reducing, and offsetting its emissions, Betis is the first top-tier team to achieve a climate neutral status.
  40. Global News

    Climate ambition summit 2020

    Listen in as Christiana Figueres and other leaders across government, business and civil society discuss climate mitigation, adaptation and finance commitments.
  41. New Signatory

    Mercedes-Benz joins The Climate Pledge

    Mercedes-Benz, global automotive brand, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  42. Signatory Achievement

    Amazon orders 1,800 more electric vehicles

    Amazon announces it is adding more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz to its delivery fleet in Europe.
  43. Event

    Better Together: The Climate Pledge

    Hear from leaders at Amazon, RB, Verizon, and Global Optimism on the power of companies (big and small) coming together to tackle the climate crisis. Moderated by GreenBiz.
  44. Signatory Achievement

    Signify achieves carbon neutrality and sets course to double its positive impact on the environment and society

    Signify announced that it has achieved carbon neutrality for all its operations across the world as well as using 100% renewable electricity. Also announces new five-year program to double its positive impact on the environment and society.
  45. Signatory Achievement

    Henkel accelerates climate action and renewable energy usage

    Henkel accelerates climate action and signs a large-scale virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) to cover 100 percent of its electricity demand in the US from renewable sources.
  46. Milestone

    Amazon invests in green startups to support development of sustainable technologies

    CarbonCure Technologies, Pachama, Redwood Materials, Rivian, and Turntide Technologies are the first recipients of investments from the $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund.
  47. Event

    Climate Week NYC kicks off virtually

    Hosted by Climate Group, the September 21-27 event is the biggest climate summit taking place this year.
  48. Event

    Amazon launches "Climate Pledge Friendly" program

    Customers will now see the Climate Pledge Friendly label when searching for more than 25,000 products to signify that the products have one or more of 19 different sustainability certifications that help preserve the natural world, such as reducing the carbon footprint of shipments to customers.
  49. New Signatory

    Best Buy joins The Climate Pledge

    Best Buy, a multinational consumer electronics retailer, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  50. New Signatory

    Real Betis joins The Climate Pledge

    Real Betis, a Spanish professional football club, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  51. New Signatory

    Schneider Electric joins The Climate Pledge

    Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  52. New Signatory

    Siemens joins The Climate Pledge

    Siemens, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  53. New Signatory

    McKinstry joins The Climate Pledge

    McKinstry, a national leader in designing, constructing, operating and maintaining high-performing buildings, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  54. Milestone

    Real Betis launches the Forever Green sustainability program for companies

    Real Betis joins the world in playing the most important match of our lives – against climate change, by launching its Forever Green sustainability program.
  55. Event

    The Climate Pledge at TED Countdown

    Amazon SVP of Worldwide Operations Dave Clark, Amazon Head of Sustainability Kara Hurst, and Global Optimism co-founder and steward of the Paris Agreement, Christiana Figueres, speak alongside leaders, artists, activists, and scientists, building momentum for the race to zero emissions.
  56. Global News

    GreenBiz VERGE 20: Inside The Climate Pledge

    Hear from Kara Hurst, Vice President of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon, on how The Climate Pledge has brought together thousands of employees around the world as well as other global brands to forge an ambitious new set of climate leadership goals for business.
  57. Global News

    The Climate Pledge: From Ambition to Action at the #RaceToZero Dialouges

    Several speakers discuss the challenges, obstacles and opportunities companies face in achieving net zero emissions by 2040.
  58. New Signatory

    Signify joins The Climate Pledge

    Signify, the world leader in lighting, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  59. Global News

    Amazon Academy: Delivering Sustainability in Europe—Net Zero Carbon by 2040

    Kara Hurst, Vice President of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon, discusses the important role key partners play to advance the mission of The Climate Pledge.
  60. New Signatory

    Henkel joins The Climate Pledge

    Henkel, a global consumer goods and industrial company, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  61. New Signatory

    Rivian joins The Climate Pledge

    Rivian, an independent EV company producing the Amazon Delivery Van, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  62. New Signatory

    Cabify joins The Climate Pledge

    Cabify, a multi-mobility platform to make cities more habitable, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  63. New Signatory

    Boom Supersonic joins The Climate Pledge

    Boom Supersonic, developer of the world's fastest commercial airplane, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  64. New Signatory

    JetBlue Airways joins The Climate Pledge

    JetBlue Airways, leading carrier across the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  65. New Signatory

    Uber joins The Climate Pledge

    Uber, a multinational transportation provider, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  66. New Signatory

    Coca-Cola European Partners joins The Climate Pledge

    Coca-Cola European Partners, the largest Coca-Cola bottler by revenue, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  67. New Signatory

    Groupe SEB joins The Climate Pledge

    Groupe SEB, the world reference in small household equipment, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  68. New Signatory

    Canary Warf Group joins The Climate Pledge

    Canary Wharf Group, a private real estate company, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  69. New Signatory

    Rubicon joins The Climate Pledge

    Rubicon, a smart waste and recycling software provider, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  70. New Signatory

    ERM joins The Climate Pledge

    ERM, the world’s leading sustainability advisory firm, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  71. New Signatory

    ITV joins The Climate Pledge

    ITV, a global media entertainment company, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  72. New Signatory

    VAUDE joins The Climate Pledge

    VAUDE, a producer of outdoor sports equipment, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  73. New Signatory

    Neste joins The Climate Pledge

    Neste, a global leader in renewable and circular solutions, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  74. New Signatory

    Harbour Air joins The Climate Pledge

    Harbour Air, North America’s largest all seaplane airline and the world’s first and only carbon neutral airline, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  75. New Signatory

    Brooks Running joins The Climate Pledge

    Brooks Running, a global performance footwear, apparel, run bras and accessories brand based in Seattle, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  76. New Signatory

    Microsoft joins The Climate Pledge

    Microsoft, a global technology company, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  77. New Signatory

    Atos joins The Climate Pledge

    Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  78. New Signatory

    Unilever joins The Climate Pledge

    Unilever, a global consumer packaged goods company, becomes a signatory of The Climate Pledge.
  79. Global News

    5-year anniversary of The Paris Agreement

    Five years ago, Christiana Figueres led world leaders in the adoption of The Paris Agreement. Hear from her on the power of businesses joining The Climate Pledge to achieve the goals set out—10 years early.
  80. Global News

    Climate Ambition Summit 2020

    Listen in as Christiana Figueres and other leaders across government, business and civil society discuss climate mitigation, adaptation and finance commitments.
  81. Signatory Achievement

    Amazon invests in ZeroAvia to support the development of sustainable aviation

    The latest Climate Pledge Fund recipient is on a mission to transition the world to zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled flights.
  82. Signatory Commitment

    Amazon's electric fleet will begin to hit the road in the US this year

    Amazon plans to start using new electric vehicles from Rivian to deliver packages to customers by 2021, with 10,000 new vehicles on the road as early as 2022 and all 100,000 vehicles in operation by 2030.
  83. Milestone

    Climate action builds momentum

    Watch a quick roundup of the transformative year 2020—with significant global strides made in the race to net zero carbon, and the addition of 30 new signatories to The Pledge.
  84. Global News

    President Biden moves to have United States rejoin Paris Agreement

    Biden signed an executive order today to have the United States rejoin the Paris Agreement, the largest international effort to curb global warming.
  85. Global News

    Nature-based solutions are essential to fight the climate crisis

    Christiana Figueres’ global leadership made the Paris Agreement happen. Learn why she believes nature plays a critical role in addressing the urgent climate crisis, and how signatories like Amazon are already partnering on solutions.
  86. Milestone

    More than 50 companies have now joined The Climate Pledge

    Companies across the globe, representing almost every sector of the economy, are committing to net zero carbon emissions by 2040, demonstrating the global impact of The Climate Pledge.
  87. Amazon’s investments in renewable energy projects globally enable it to run on 100% renewable energy by 2025.
    Signatory Commitment

    Amazon running on 100% renewable energy

    Amazon’s investments in renewable energy projects globally enable it to run on 100% renewable energy by 2025.
  88. Signatory Commitment

    Henkel reduced the carbon footprint of its production by 65 percent from a 2010 base year.

    Henkel achieves its goal to reduce the carbon footprint of its production by 65 percent from a 2010 base year.
  89. Signatory Commitment

    Hundreds of thousands of drivers transition to electric vehicles (EVs) through Uber their Green Future program

  90. Signatory Commitment

    25% of sold Mercedes-Benz units to be all-electric

    The Stuttgart-based car manufacturer aims to make at least a quarter of their sold units consist of all-electric vehicles by this year.
  91. Signatory Commitment

    Amazon delivers on Shipment Zero

    With electric vehicles, aviation bio fuels, reusable packaging, and renewable energy, Amazon reaches 50% of all shipments net zero carbon.
  92. Signatory Commitment

    Cabify achieves its emission reduction commitments for its corporate activity and fleet electrfication in Latin America

  93. Signatory Commitment

    Henkel uses 100 percent renewable electricity

    Henkel completes its commitment to use 100 percent electricity from renewable sources. Also, the global consumer goods and industrial signatory reduced the carbon footprint of its production by 75 percent from a 2010 base year.
  94. RB powers operations with 100% renewable electricity
    Signatory Commitment

    RB powers operations with 100% renewable electricity

    Additionally, they have reduced carbon emissions from their sites by 65% by 2030.
  95. Verizon plants 10 million trees
    Signatory Commitment

    Verizon plants 10 million trees

    Verizon completes its commitment to planting 10 million trees to support urban forestry and healthier communities.
  96. Signatory Commitment

    Uber is operating as a zero-emission mobility platform in Canada, Europe, and the US

  97. Signatory Commitment

    Verizon is carbon neutral

    Verizon, the largest wireless communications provider in the US, has achieved its commitment of becoming carbon neutral by 2035.
  98. Milestone

    The Climate Pledge signatories reach net zero carbon

    All signatories of The Climate Pledge are now net zero carbon, and continue to work together to build a sustainable future.

Impossible

is an Attitude

Hear from signatories of
The Climate Pledge.

  • Amy Ridener

    We don't wait for the
    future. We build it.

    An unexpected way to invest in green operations

    Amy Ridener Director Global Sustainability, Verizon
  • Jeff Bezos

    We don't wait for the
    future. We build it.

    If Amazon can do it, anyone can

    Jeff Bezos Founder of Amazon, The Climate Pledge co-founder
  • Guruprakash Sastry

    Next-generation digital
    services and consulting

    Unlocking the power of data to become carbon neutral

    Guruprakash Sastry Sustainability leader, Infosys
FIG. 1C
Former executive secretary of the United Nations framework conventions on climate change
Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

What is
The Climate
Pledge?

How three principles build sustainable businesses for our customers and planet.

Christiana Figueres Former executive secretary of the United Nations framework conventions on climate change
Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

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Take a leadership position on climate change,
and learn more about becoming a signatory.