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Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks at Yale Climate Change Conference

The conference moderator will be former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who graduated from the university in 1966

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    Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks at Yale

    Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks at Yale

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017)

    Leonardo DiCaprio spoke at a Yale climate change conference hosted by the Kerry Initiative. 

    The conference at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University kicked off on Monday and continued on Tuesday.

    The conference moderator is former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who graduated from the university in 1966.

    Panelists and speakers include former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, California Governor Jerry Brown, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, General Electric Chair of the Board Jeffrey Immelt and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. 

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    Topics at the conference ranged from the future of energy, national and international climate change efforts, bipartisan U.S. leadership and the role of the private sector.

    DiCaprio closed the event at 5 p.m. on Tuesday by discussing citizen engagement and activism. The actor said his foundation has donated $20 million in grants to organizations focused on wildlife conservation and combating climate change.

    “We are proud to support the work of over 100 organizations at home and abroad,” DiCaprio said. “These grantees are active on the ground, protecting our oceans, forests and endangered species for future generations – and tackling the urgent, existential challenges of climate change.”