Two years ago, we shared our goal of fighting climate change by reducing our operational emissions by 75 percent over 2017 levels, which we expect to achieve this year. We’ve developed innovative new methods and designs for hyperefficient data centers to curb our carbon emissions and fight climate change. Now, furthering our support for the movement to leverage technology to drive climate action, we are partnering with global organizations like the World Resources Institute and The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication to launch the Climate Conversation Map. These maps marry data science research, computing power, and aggregated, anonymized platform data to summarize and map the prevalence of these conversations and provide insight into where, when, and how often people share or react to links related to climate change on the Facebook app.
The Climate Conversation Map is now available to partners and provides new information to help others advance climate action, including important data and insights into how conversations on the topic ebb and flow throughout the world and over time. These maps provide organizations with a way to visualize the rate of engagement with climate-related news in various regions. Developing this new product is part of our commitment to sustainability, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 13), and the We Are Still In coalition.