Is Amazon's Climate Pledge Greenwashing?

Amazon Climate Pledge

Despite its many signatories, experts are suspicious of Amazon’s recent climate pledge as greenwashing, or a false signaling of their environmental commitments. 

Although Amazon's pledge is a step in the right direction to reduce carbon emissions by 2040, it lacks mechanisms for accountability. In the NBC article, "What Amazon's Climate Pledge means, according to experts," CSB Director Tensie Whelan notes that it will be challenging to reduce its hefty emissions across their supply chain in particular, but it’s necessary for our future.

Excerpt: “Companies should work with vendors for products on its platform to reduce the carbon footprint of their products and refuse to carry products that have high carbon footprints.”

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