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Facebook introduces Climate Science Information Center

By Mark Zuckerberg

Today we’re launching the Climate Science Information Center — a dedicated space that we’ll be highlighting at the top of Facebook with authoritative information from the world’s leading climate organizations.

As we’ve seen the wildfires raging across the west coast of the US and the flooding in South Sudan and South Asia, it’s clear that climate change is real and the need to act is growing more urgent every day.

The Climate Science Information Center will include factual resources from trusted organizations and, most critically, it will include actionable steps you can take in your everyday life to combat climate change.

To meet the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degree Celsius, global emissions will need to be net zero by 2050. To help meet this goal, Facebook’s global operations will achieve net zero emissions in 2020 and we plan to reach net zero emissions across our entire value chain in 2030.

We will reduce our value chain emissions through efficient design, operations, and construction across the life cycle of our offices, data centers and hardware. We’ll help scale existing technology and the development of new solutions that will reduce GHG emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere. We are committing to the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi), joining other companies who have aligned their corporate climate goals with the latest research on what is necessary to transition to a zero-carbon economy.

Stopping climate change is something we can only do as a global community, and we have to act together before it’s too late. We’ll do our part and hope to inspire others to do the same.