Next in line of pleas for environment at Trump Tower: Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who is also a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a focus on climate change, met with president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Wednesday to discuss how renewable energy and sustainable technology can create jobs and boost the economy.

“Our conversation focused on how to create millions of secure, American jobs in the construction and operation of commercial and residential clean, renewable energy generation,” Terry Tamminen, the chief executive officer of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation who also attended the meeting, said in a statement.

Mr. DiCaprio, who has been a UN Messenger for Peace since 2014, has long been an ambassador for the environment, most recently producing a 2016 National Geographic documentary “Before the Flood” that details the effects of climate change around the globe and features interviews with such high-profile leaders as President Obama, Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Tesla and SpaceEx chief executive officer Elon Musk, and Pope Francis. DiCaprio’s meeting with Mr. Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump, both of whom received a copy of “Before the Flood,” focused on appealing to the president-elect’s business sense. READ MORE.

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