The world’s richest man Jeff Bezos pledges $10bn to help fight climate change, as reported by the BBC.

What will the money go for?

The money would finance work by scientists, activists and other groups. Writing on his Instagram account, Mr Bezos said the fund would begin distributing money this summer.

“I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change.”

Jeff Bezos

Is this pledge big for Bezos?

Yes, it is pretty big – the pledge represents almost 8% of his fortune. His biggest donation before this pledge is thought to have been $2bn. He made it in September 2018 to help homeless families and fund schools.

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