Dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. LDF's grantmaking program encompasses six focus areas:
- year founded
- projects funded
- grants awarded
- organizations supported
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Fight The Flood
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A roadmap to 100% renewable hydrogen
Energy Independence Now (EIN), in collaboration with The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC), released a roadmap outlining key strategies to promote renewable hydrogen (RH2) production that will help California achieve its clean energy and clean transportation goals.
Why mountains matter
Half the world’s population depends on mountain ecosystems, yet climate change is threatening their continued existence. It’s time to protect the world’s mountains for the sake of future generations.
Keeping the world below 1.5C with 100% renewable energy
A global warming target of 1.5˚C is in reach without the need for BECCS or other forms of geoengineering.
No more blackouts anywhere in the world with 100% wind, water, and sunlight
The biggest question facing the transition by countries, states, and cities to 100% clean, renewable energy is whether variable energy sources, such as wind and solar, can be combined with storage and transmission to meet variable demand, or whether blackouts will occur.
Discovering new life in forests after fire
Conifer forests in the western U.S. are home to a special type of habitat known as “snag forests” that contain some of the highest levels of animal and plant diversity and abundance of any forest type. These important places are created when patches of intense, high-severity fire occur within larger wildfires.
World Oceans Day: Fighting for healthy oceans
New report proves 100% Renewable is achievable and affordable
A new scientific article debunks a number of myths used against renewable energy.
1.5C is possible but only if we radically scale natural climate solutions
A recent scientific assessment tells us we can still reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. Good news: our greater ‘ambition’ to combat climate change should give us more of what we want anyway.
InsideClimate News launches the National Environment Reporting Network
InsideClimate News is working to ensure the news ecosystem doesn’t lose the environmental journalist.
New study finds catastrophic loss of mangroves
Mangroves are vital to stabilizing the global climate system but we are losing them at an alarming rate.