American actor Leonardo DiCaprio denied a claim by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that he had helped fund groups allegedly linked to fires in the Amazon rain forest.
Leonardo Di Caprio's environmental organization is putting US$5m towards helping the Amazon rainforest after the recent surge in fires there. Earth Alliance will give the money to local groups and indigenous communities as they work to protect the Amazon.
This year, the United Nations has decided to celebrate Earth Day, 22 April, in a very special way, by signing the Paris Agreement: a landmark climate change accord that came out of negotiations at the COP21 climate summit in Paris last December. This, of course, was extremely great news for climate advocates and ambassadors all over the world, including Oscar-winning actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Leonardo Di Caprio.
U.S. actor Leonardo Di Caprio is in far southern Argentina to shoot the final scenes of The Revenant, directed by Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, the recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture for Birdman.