Leonardo DiCaprio, the Hollywood star famous for his environmental activism, has joined billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to found a new non-profit world organisation for environmental protection.
According to the statement issued by the organisation, Earth Alliance “will work globally to protect ecosystems and wildlife, ensure climate justice, support renewable energy and secure indigenous rights to the benefit of all life on Earth.”
The organisation will offer grants and educational opportunities, finance campaigns and films and cooperate with local organisations and people in regions that are worst affected by the extinction of species and climate change.
Leonardo DiCaprio emphasised that Earth Alliance is a
DiCaprio’s own environmental foundation has spent one hundred million dollars so far to support goals such as the protection of lions, the replanting of mangrove forests, legal protection of indigenous peoples and the provision of easier access to sustainable solar energy. It is planned that the star’s existing foundation will merge into the new environmental organisation.
The Sheth Sangreal Foundation, established by Brian Sheth (Vista Equity Partners) and his wife to support environmental and educational causes, will fund the operational and administrative costs of Earth Alliance. Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder and leader Steve Jobs and chair of the philanthropic organisation Emerson Collective is also among the founders of the new organisation.
The filtering of pharmaceutical derivatives from water is a problem for almost the entire world. That was part of the reason for the international interest elicited at the Budapest Water Summit by the results of a National Competitiveness and Excellence Programme (NVKP) project led by the Geographical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Science’s Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, which cover the complete set of associated problems.
Coca-Cola has presented its first bottle made by recycling marine waste. At its test facility, it has so far produced 300 bottles that contain 25% plastic waste fished out the Mediterranean Sea.
Interview with Mr. Xavier Leflaive, Principal Administrator, Environment Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Interview with Professor Aaron Wolf, Director of the Program in Water Conflict Management, Oregon State University (USA).
A great many people were interested in the Budapest Water Summit – the importance of the event is attested by the fact that over 2,300 people from 118 countries had applied to attend the event, and along with the over 30 ministerial delegations, leaders of international organisations and multilateral financing institutions, as well as water industry experts have also attended.
The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the third day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.
Young people wish to live in a clean environment, that natural need is the message of the drawings, photos and posters they submitted to the competition, said President János Áder to journalists after the awards ceremony of the SDG for Kids competition at the Budapest Water Summit.
The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the second day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the BWS Bulletin
The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the first day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.