Jeff Bezos just announced an ambitious climate pledge that aims to make Amazon carbon neutral by 2040 (AMZN)

Jeff Bezos on Thursday committed to an ambitious pledge to combat climate change.

As part of the pledge, Bezos said Amazon will meet the sustainability goals of the United Nations Paris Agreement 10 years early, according to The New York Times. That means Amazon will measure and report the company's emissions on a regular basis and work toward eliminating its carbon use altogether, according to CNBC.

Bezos pledged that Amazon will be carbon neutral by 2040, according to the Times.

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Bezos also announced that Amazon has placed an order for 100,000 electric delivery vehicles. Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of operations, tweeted out a photo of the vans on Thursday, saying that they'll hit the road by 2021:

Amazon's announcement came one day ahead of a global climate strike; 1,500 Amazon employees are expected to walk out as part of the strike on Friday.

Amazon has previously pledged to make half of its shipments carbon neutral by 2030 and to reveal its carbon footprint to before 2020, according to Bloomberg.

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