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Paris Agreement signing ceremony, Leonardo DiCaprio gives yet another heart-felt speech on climate change

On 22 April, 175 countries signed the historic Paris Agreement aimed at keeping the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius by 2020. Here’s what Leonardo DiCaprio said.

For those who already know him, DiCaprio has most probably prepared the speech he delivered on 22 April at United Nations headquarters in New York before the 175 delegates who signed the Paris Agreement reached in December more attentively than his Oscar acceptance speech. DiCaprio addressed the world leaders: “You are the last, best hope of Earth. We ask you to protect it. Or we, and all living things we cherish, are history”.

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio talks at the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement, signed on 22 April by 175 countries at UN headquarters in New York. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

 

His intervention was long applauded by delegates who now have to show their will to carry out the energy transition, quitting fossil fuels for renewable energies.

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