The positive links between meeting climate, nature, and justice objectives are undeniable. Those least responsible for causing damage, suffer most from it. Frontline communities are also powerful agents of change. The Bezos Earth Fund partners with communities, coalitions, and initiatives that explicitly address these inequalities.
Frontline communities are powerful agents of change in driving solutions, but traditionally very few resources have been allocated to them. We will not achieve the transformations required without also addressing systemic issues, oppressive policies, and the decades of underfunding that cause harm to the most vulnerable in society.
Frontline communities often experience the first and worst effects of climate change, so it’s critical that we address these inequities and prioritize projects that uplift these populations. We are committed to justice and equity.
We have committed over $300 million to environmental justice groups in the U.S and have convened a coalition of philanthropists who have committed $1.7 billion to support Indigenous People in tropical forest areas. Our projects, communities, coalitions, and initiatives that explicitly address these inequalities. We invest in resources for underserved areas and help equip them with the tools needed to improve their quality of life.