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Climate greenwash? Amazon's Bezos pledges $10 billion to save the planet

THE DEBATE
THE DEBATE © FRANCE 24

The climate is never out of the headlines. Whether it's another storm wreaking havoc, with heavy rain, wind and flooding; or hot, dry conditions leading to wildfires that burn out of control. The climate is a many-layered debate. Emmanuel Macron recently relaunched his climate credentials with an announcement at Chamonix, on the Sea of Ice glacier that's melting more and more each winter. And such "greenwashing", as it has been dubbed, is not limited to politicians.

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Jeff Bezos, the head of Amazon, is giving $10 billion to save the environment. It's an impressive figure, even if it does come in the wake of a threat to sack Amazon employees who dared to speak out about the company's practices that allegedly harm the planet. 

Produced by Alessandro Xenos, Juliette Laurain and Jimena Morales-Velasco.

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