• Thu. Sep 24th, 2020

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Facebook information center will highlight science-backed data on climate change

Zuckerberg says Facebook’s climate hub will feature facts, figures and data from organizations like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and The Met Office. It will put a focus on climate science news and will include actionable steps you can take in your everyday life.

Aside from announcing the information center, Facebook has also revealed its plans to reduce its operational greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years. The company will achieve net zero emissions and be 100 percent supported by renewable energy this year by adding more and more renewable energy to the grid. In its first ever sustainability report, Facebook announced that it achieved 86 percent renewable energy for its operations in 2019, so it’s on track to powering its operations with 100 percent renewable energy. The social network is also committing to reach net zero emissions across its value chain by 2030.

Facebook’s climate change information center has launched in France, Germany, the UK and the US. It will roll out to other countries “soon.”

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