Leonardo DiCaprio Attacks Energy Industry ‘Greed’ in Davos Speech

LONDON — Leonardo DiCaprio has attacked the “greed” of the energy industry in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

DiCaprio, who was at the event Tuesday to pick up an Crystal Award for his work on environmentalism, called for more action on climate change.

He said: “We simply cannot afford to allow the corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries to determine the future of humanity. Those entities with a financial interest in preserving this destructive system have denied, and even covered up the evidence of our changing climate.

“Enough is enough. You know better. The world knows better. History will place the blame for this devastation squarely at their feet.”

DiCaprio also announced his foundation would donate another $15 million to environmental projects, including efforts to protect the rainforest on Sumatra from the destruction caused by the palm oil industry.

More Biz

  • SAG-AFTRA Hit With Class Action Suit

    SAG-AFTRA Hit With Class Action Suit Over Streaming Music Service Fees

    LONDON — Leonardo DiCaprio has attacked the “greed” of the energy industry in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. DiCaprio, who was at the event Tuesday to pick up an Crystal Award for his work on environmentalism, called for more action on climate change. He said: “We simply cannot afford to […]

  • Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in

    Weinstein Co. Sale Price Cut From $310 Million to $287 Million

    LONDON — Leonardo DiCaprio has attacked the “greed” of the energy industry in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. DiCaprio, who was at the event Tuesday to pick up an Crystal Award for his work on environmentalism, called for more action on climate change. He said: “We simply cannot afford to […]

  • Ryan Kavanaugh

    Relativity Media Investor Claims $12.5 Million Fraud

    LONDON — Leonardo DiCaprio has attacked the “greed” of the energy industry in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. DiCaprio, who was at the event Tuesday to pick up an Crystal Award for his work on environmentalism, called for more action on climate change. He said: “We simply cannot afford to […]

  • Paul Simon

    Paul Simon's 'What Not to Bring' List for Farewell Concert Is Astonishingly Thorough

    LONDON — Leonardo DiCaprio has attacked the “greed” of the energy industry in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. DiCaprio, who was at the event Tuesday to pick up an Crystal Award for his work on environmentalism, called for more action on climate change. He said: “We simply cannot afford to […]

  • Eric Heisserer

    Patric Verrone, Eric Heisserer Seeking Writers Guild of America West Board Seats

    LONDON — Leonardo DiCaprio has attacked the “greed” of the energy industry in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. DiCaprio, who was at the event Tuesday to pick up an Crystal Award for his work on environmentalism, called for more action on climate change. He said: “We simply cannot afford to […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content