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Amazon Supports Fight against Climate Change Effects on European Cities

Following The Climate Pledge commitment, and recognizing the urgency of the climate crisis and its impacts on urban communities, Amazon announced a €3.75 million commitment to The Nature Conservancy in an effort to reduce climate change risks and increase species biodiversity in cities. The project will start in Berlin. Learnings will be applied in two other German locations, and then these models will be shared across other European cities.

Amazon Continues Renewable Energy Investments with Wind and Solar Projects in Australia, Europe, and the US

The four projects include Amazon’s first renewable energy project in Australia, second in Sweden, second in Spain, and 11th in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which combined, are expected to produce almost 300 MW of additional renewable capacity and approximately 840,000 MWh of energy annually, or enough to power more than 76,000 average US homes Projects will supply renewable energy to the grids powering the AWS data centers that support Amazon and millions of AWS customers globally Globally, Amazon has 86 renewable energy projects that have the capacity to generate over 2,300 MW and deliver more than 6.4 million MWh of energy annually

Amazon Supports Fight against Climate Change Effects on European Cities

Following The Climate Pledge commitment, and recognizing the urgency of the climate crisis and its impacts on urban communities, Amazon announced a €3.75 million commitment to The Nature Conservancy in an effort to reduce climate change risks and increase species biodiversity in cities. The project will start in Berlin. Learnings will be applied in two other German locations, and then these models will be shared across other European cities.

Sustainability

Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative

Providing access to large datasets in the cloud can help researchers and innovators address a wide range of sustainability challenges. The Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative significantly reduces the cost, time, and technical barriers associated with analyzing large datasets to generate sustainability insights – regardless of an organization’s size or computing power.

Go behind the scenes as Amazon develops a new electric vehicle

100,000 electric delivery vans will save millions of kilograms of carbon per year.

Driving design to combat climate change

Delivery associates helped design Amazon’s new fleet of electric delivery vehicles with safety and sustainability in mind.

“At our scale we think we can make an incredible positive difference so we build the system around sustainability”

Meet Kara Hurst, Head of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon and learn more on how we’re facing one of the world’s biggest challenges.

Reducing carbon by moving to AWS

New study in the U.S finds that moving to AWS can help customers reduce the carbon footprint of their IT operations by up to 88%.
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