Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Amazon Threatened to Quit Think Tanks Over Climate Change

Here is more from Politico: Inc. threatened to quit trade groups and think tanks that don’t see eye to eye with the company on climate change.

In a document posted to the company’s investor relations website, Amazon touted its initiatives in support of the Paris Climate Agreement, a United Nations-brokered accord that aims to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The retail and web services giant said it has procedures to evaluate “potential misalignment between positions Amazon supports, including the Paris Agreement goals, and the positions that such an organization advocates.”

When the company becomes aware of a misalignment, Amazon will end its relationship with the group or continue funding it and “communicate to the organization that we do not support positions it takes that are not aligned with the Paris Agreement goals.”


Think tanks that Amazon donates to include American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Atlantic Council, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), Brookings Institution, Center for a New American Security (CNAS), Center for American Progress (CAP), Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), Mercatus Center, Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), and R Street Institute (RSI).