The Climate Pledge is a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early. It calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040 — a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement goal of 2050. The Climate Pledge was founded on September 19, 2019 by Amazon and Global Optimism, and announced in Washington DC. Companies that sign The Climate Pledge agree to: Regular reporting Signatories agree to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis. Carbon elimination Signatories will implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business change and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies. Credible offsets Signatories must take actions to neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.