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As well as calling out social media CEOs, the letter urges the UN to play its part and develop a shared international definition of climate misinformation

'Not an abstract threat': 250 businesses and leaders push UN and social media giants to clamp down on climate misinformation

Paris Agreement architect Laurence Tubiana, WWF, Sky, Virgin Media O2 and Ben & Jerrys are among the 250+ organisations and leaders supporting a new call to tackle climate misinformation, launched to coincide with COP26.

Climate misinformation running high on Facebook, report finds

Climate misinformation is "rampant" on Facebook, despite the platform's claims to the contrary, according to a new report.

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Facebook targets 'water positivity' by 2030

Social media giant Facebook has committed to replenish more water than it consumes in its global operations by 2030.

Adverts often overstated investment plans for low-carbon energy or claimed that natural gas is 'green'

Facebook accused of failing to tackle misleading climate claims from fossil fuel majors

Oil and gas businesses and lobby groups collectively spent almost $9.6m on Facebook advertising in 2020, a new report has revealed, with the majority of these adverts either containing misleading information or promoting initiatives which are not aligned with climate science.

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Facebook achieves net-zero operations, 100% renewable electricity

Facebook has revealed that it achieved net-zero operational emissions in 2020, after eliminating the majority of its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint and investing in carbon removal projects.

InfluenceMap's research builds on previous analyses of lobbying by the fossil fuel sector

World's biggest tech firms 'dedicate just 4% of lobbying efforts to climate change'

Analysis of the lobbying activities of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Google's parent firm Alphabet has revealed that they allocated just 4% of their annual lobbying resources to efforts to combat climate change.

Facebook has more than 2.7 billion users

Facebook accused of failing to tackle climate misinformation, despite crackdown on fake news

Even though Facebook bans false advertising and has recently introduced new measures to tackle misinformation, 51 advertisements promoting climate denialism were posted by US-based users in the first half of 2020 and were viewed by millions of people.

Facebook is used by more than three billion people globally

Facebook launches climate science information centre, targets net-zero value chain by 2030

Facebook has launched a dedicated digital space where users can access “factual and up-to-date” information on climate science, modelling the tool after its Covid-19 information centre.

Facebook is one of the world's largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy

Facebook backs major renewables projects in Ireland and the US as it closes in on 100% target

Facebook has made a string of new wind and solar purchases across the US and in County Tipperary, Ireland, as it strives to meet 100% of its electricity consumption with renewables by the end of 2020.

The data centre is co-located with a wind farm. Image: Facebook Tech

Facebook to capture and donate wasted heat from Danish data centre

The installation of a "hyperscale" district heating system at Facebook's data centre in Odense, Denmark, has been completed, setting the firm up to donate 100,000MWh of energy annually.

he 1,051 companies contacted account for $8trn in market capitalisation and are estimated to emit more than 4,800 megatonnes of carbon

Investors target Facebook, Nintendo and other business giants over climate disclosure

More than 1,000 multinational companies have been contacted by a group of more than 100 investors, calling for relevant data on environmental performance and stewardship to be disclosed to CDP.

Weihl outlines how businesses can act as net-zero activists 

Facebook's former sustainability chief: Business needs to get vocal to reach net-zero

EXCLUSIVE: Facebook's former sustainability director and Google's former clean energy czar Bill Weihl has called on businesses to "go beyond their own four walls" and lobby for policies that create net-zero national economies in a "just" manner.

Facebook invests in large-scale solar project

Social media giant Facebook has made its first direct investment in a renewable energy project, as it strives to source 100% clean power by 2020.

Participants of REBA account for 95% of all large-scale corporate renewable energy deals in the US to date

Corporate giants target 60GW of US renewable energy

Google, Facebook and Walmart are amongst the businesses to commit to bringing more than 60GW of renewable energy online in the US through the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA).

The corporate clean energy purchases made last year top the 6.1GW record set in 2017

Corporate clean energy purchases smash record in 2018

Businesses obtained 13.4GW of clean energy through power purchase agreements (PPAs) in 2018, more than doubling the record set in the previous year.


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