On November 18, we will be going virtual with our next Amazon Academy. You'll be able to join us online, from wherever you are.
This year’s theme will be around delivering sustainability. In 2019, we signed The Climate Pledge, and in line with our commitment, we decided to make this year's Amazon Academy theme: “Delivering Sustainability in Europe - Net Zero Carbon by 2040”.
By joining the Climate Pledge, signatories agree to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis and to implement de-carbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.
The well-being of our speakers and guests is of paramount importance to us, so for this reason, the event will be virtual.
Click here to read the full bios of the keynote speakers and panelists participating in the 8th Amazon Academy and the first virtual one.
Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries will be presenting his message as a Speaker (video message).
Adina-Ioana Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport will present a keynote speech focusing on sustainable transportation and energy in Europe.
Kara Hurst, Vice President of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon will open the event with a keynote speech presenting the Climate Pledge and introducing the sustainability initiatives that we rolled out across Europe.
Caroline Nagtegaal, Member of the European Parliament since 2017 and Member of the European Transport Committee will then be joined by Andreas Marschner, Vice President of Amazon Transportation Services in Europe along with Holger Krahmer, Head of EU Affairs at Daimler in a panel discussion on how tech solutions can contribute to achieve the green goals of companies and governments.
This will be followed by a fireside chat where Conor Sweeney, Director of Amazon EMEA Corporate Communications will interview Christiana Figueres, former UN Climate Chief, now co-founder of Global Optimism on the progress made on The Climate Pledge, her recent book “The Future We Choose” and why climate change must be prioritized by citizens, companies and governments.
We will get to hear from her about the progress made on the Climate Pledge towards our goal to reach net zero carbon by 2040 and on how consumers are helping to motivate corporate action.
Don't miss out, register for the event here. The link to connect will be shared with participants soon.
Learn more about The Climate Pledge, our Sustainability commitments, and news about our current efforts here.
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