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Facebook boosts its climate commitments with pledge to cut greenhouse gases

The Verge Tuesday, 15 September 2020 ()
Facebook boosts its climate commitments with pledge to cut greenhouse gasesPhoto illustration by William Joel | Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images

Facebook today pledged to slash greenhouse gases and purchase enough renewable energy and offsets to cancel out carbon dioxide emissions from its global operations this year. Facebook is, however, still pumping out greenhouse gases.

"The social media giant is also setting a more ambitious target for 2030"

The company’s new pledge to reach “net zero” carbon emissions puts it on track to offset its global power consumption and planet-heating pollution by investing in renewable energy projects and initiatives that capture and store carbon dioxide. The social media giant is also setting a more ambitious target of reaching net zero emissions for its supply chain, employee commuting, and business travel by 2030.

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