Amazon will launch a $2 billion venture capital fund that will focus on technology investments to reduce the impact of climate change and support sustainable development, joining a growing number of climate-focused funds announced in recent years:

2016: $1b from Oil and Gas Climate Initiative 

2016: $1b from Breakthrough Energy Ventures 

2020: $1b from Microsoft to go carbon negative 

2020: $10b as the Bezos Earth Fund 

2020: $2b as Amazon's Climate Pledge Fund

The new fund will invest in companies across a number of industries, including transportation, energy generation, battery storage, manufacturing and food and agriculture, according to the company.

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