Leonardo DiCaprio is not only a great actor, he is also a great humanitarian.
Prior to the 2020 election, DiCaprio narrated a Netflix documentary series about voting rights, stating, "All of us may have been created equal. But well never actually be equal until we all vote. So dont wait." On social media, DiCaprio urged voters to make a plan to cast their ballots and to draw attention to voter suppression and restrictive voter ID laws, citing VoteRiders as a source of information and assistance.
On his Instagram profile, he wrote about the climate summit and what is needed to get things back to normal.
Over these past few days, world leaders have come together while theyve attended #COP27 climate summit. The leaders of these countries are committing to invest in solutions to a crisis that is inherently linked to climate change and equally devastating: biodiversity loss. Ecuador, the UK, Gabon, the Maldives, and thirteen other countries have so far committed to directly increase biodiversity financing for conservation.
They are also calling on governments around the planet to progressively end subsidies that are harmful to nature, increase the mobilization and allocation of new funding, for the private sector to become more nature-positive, and for international financial institutions to increase their contributions, among other critical appeals.
These countries have set a powerful example. But to halt and reverse the decline of biodiversity by 2030, it is going to take the highest political ambition, a global effort and commitments by many more countries. Let’s call for more governments at #COP27 to join the #10PointPlan and urgently invest not only in climate change solutions and mitigation but in the conservation of the diversity of life on Earth and the people protecting it.
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