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Amazon delays pledge to decrease carbon emissions by 2030

May 30, 2023

Amazon recently delayed its pledge to make 50% of its shipments net-zero carbon by 2030. The company disclosed plans to defer its carbon emission goals across all its operations by 2040, a decade later than the 50% goal, which was called “Shipment Zero” at the time. 

Reportedly, the company had immensely underestimated its carbon footprint. At the time, an Amazon spokesman reiterated the company’s commitment to cutting emissions, including ordering a fleet of electric delivery vans and buying renewable energy for its electricity needs, Business Insider reports.