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Tamminen: Trump can create 15 x the number of jobs by investing in clean energy

Following his meeting with President-elect Trump, Terry Tamminen talks about how the administration might succeed in delivering on the campaign promise to boost the economy and U.S. jobs through renewable energy.

New documentary “Before The Flood” to air globally on NatGeo on October 30th

Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

Leonardo addresses key issues at Our Ocean Conference

Leonardo DiCaprio spoke about the issues facing oceans at the 2016 Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C. hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry.

A Historic Day for the Protection of Sharks and Rays

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation joined together with other leading philanthropies to found the Global Partnership for Sharks and Rays, which seeks to protect the world’s most threatened marine species.

LDF makes historic grant announcement and welcomes Terry Tamminen as global CEO

LDF awards $15.6 Million to fund important conservation and environmental programs around the globe and warmly welcomes veteran environmental leader Terry Tamminen to head the foundation as CEO.

LDF and R20 Partner to Accelerate Climate Change Solutions

A new $650,000 grant from LDF allows R20 to identify and fund the best energy and infrastructure initiatives with the potential to create positive environmental and social benefits to communities, accelerating climate solutions.

A Landmark Day for the Earth

Leonardo addresses the United Nations on Earth Day 2016, marking a historic milestone as over 170 nations sign the 'Paris Agreement' -- a sweeping climate pact negotiated last year aimed at slowing global warming.

Increase in wild tigers marks a significant milestone

The number of wild tigers has been revised upwards to 3,890, an important milestone on the way to doubling tiger populations by 2022.

LDF Supports First Ever Debt-for-Nature Swap in Seychelles

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is leading private-sector investments to support the Nature Conservancy in the world's first debt swap aimed at ocean conservation and climate resiliency.

Leonardo Addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos

In January, Leonardo DiCaprio attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to receive the prestigious Crystal Award. The award is given to artists and cultural leaders who are helping to address the world's humanitarian and environmental c

Leonardo calls for climate action at Mayors summit in Paris

Leonardo addresses Mayors and local leaders gathered in Paris on the importance of switching to renewable energy to tackle the climate crisis.

New Film ‘Biomimicry’ Explores Nature’s Technology

A new short film 'Biomimicry' explores the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design, and other challenges.

Leonardo joins artists and public leaders at the Global Citizen Festival

Leonardo joins artists and public figures from around the world to celebrate the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York.

Leonardo and LDF join more than 400 institutions pledging to divest from fossil fuels

Leonardo and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced today they are joining over 400 institutions and 2,000 individuals participating in the pledge Divest-Invest pledge, along with governments and investors from 43 countries.

2nd Annual LDF Gala raises over $40 million

LDF held its annual fundraising gala in St. Tropez raising more than $40 Million to protect Earth’s last wild places and implement solutions to preserve and save the environment.

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation grants $15 million to global conservation efforts

In a continued effort to preserve and protect the future of our planet, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is providing $15 million in grants to organizations implementing innovative and impactful environmental projects around the globe.

Oscar-nominated ‘Virunga’ highlights crisis of endangered gorillas

Netflix teamed up with executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio on the original documentary film, 'Virunga', which follows an embattled team of park rangers and the endangered mountain gorillas they protect.

LDF donates $2 million to Oceans 5 collaborative

Oceans 5, an international funders’ collaborative, announced a $2 Million grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation dedicated to stopping overfishing and establishing marine reserves in the world’s five oceans.

400,000 march alongside indigenous leaders calling for climate action

The People’s Climate March in New York City was the largest climate march in history and a watershed moment for indigenous peoples who have been on the front lines of climate change.

Leonardo delivers landmark speech at the United Nations climate summit

On September 23, 2014 Leonardo DiCaprio addressed one of the largest gatherings of government, business and civil society leaders in history at the U.N. Climate Summit.




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Grantee spotlight: Oceans 5

LDF grantee Oceans 5, an international funder’s collaborative dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and constraining overfishing, has undertaken numerous projects to implement marine protected areas throughout the world.

National monuments under attack: An unprecedented threat to our national heritage

Bears Ears National Monument, a Utah landscape sacred to numerous Native American tribes,  is under threat after President Trump issued an executive order calling for a review of national monuments designated since 1996.  LDF grantee Utah Dine Bikeyah and the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition have joined forces to send a strong message to Interior Secretary Zinke: protect this sacred land.

LDF featured at CERES Conference

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation was featured at the recent CERES Conference hosted in San Francisco. Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, was invited to present and discuss sustainable, climate-friendly investing to a diverse crowd of stakeholders. CERES believes that good governance, transparency, stakeholder engagement and bottom line performance are all hallmarks of a… View Article

Project Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan to reverse global warming

On April 17th, Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming was released. The book, edited by Paul Hawkin, is the culmination of two years of research and collaboration to present the best available information on climate solutions.

LDF Grantee Spotlight: Our Children’s Trust

LDF is proud to support Our Children’s Trust (OCT), who represented 21 youth in a historic lawsuit arguing that the Federal Government is not only violating the youth’s fundamental right to life, liberty, and property but also the Public Trust Doctrine, by knowingly engaging in actions that create a dangerous climate situation.