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The Amazon CEO announced that he will commit around 8% of his fortune to help finance work by scientists, activists and other groups involved in battling climate change.
On his Instagram account, where he announced the Bezos Earth Fund, he wrote: "I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share." He added: "It's going to take collective action from big companies, small companies, nation states, global organizations, and individuals. "
Jamie Condliffe ( @jme_c) is the news editor at Protocol, based in London. Prior to joining Protocol in 2019, he worked on the business desk at The New York Times, where he edited the DealBook newsletter and wrote Bits, the weekly tech newsletter. He has previously worked at MIT Technology Review, Gizmodo, and New Scientist, and has held lectureships at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London. He also holds a doctorate in engineering from the University of Oxford.