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Leonardo DiCaprio, Donald Trump talk green jobs

AFP
Published Dec 9, 2016, 1:28 am IST
Updated Dec 9, 2016, 3:52 am IST
The meeting with Trump’s team lasted for about 90 minutes.
Leonardo DiCaprio
 Leonardo DiCaprio

New York: Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation has met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy. In a statement, Terry Tamminen, the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, confirmed the meeting at Trump Tower in New York City. Tamminen said the pair gave a presentation to Mr Trump, daughter Ivanka, and other members of the Trump team on how focusing on renewable, clean energy could create millions of jobs.

“Our conversation focused on how to create millions of secure, American jobs in the construction and operation of commercial and residential clean, renewable energy generation,” Tamminen said. The Oscar-winning actor has been a strong advocate of fighting climate change and preserving wildlife, and his recent documentary, Before the Flood, addresses the peril that the world faces because of climate change. DiCaprio previously met with Ivanka and presented her with a copy of the film. The meeting with Trump’s team lasted for about 90 minutes. The actor also gave the president-elect a copy of the documentary, and Mr Trump promised to watch it, said a person familiar with the meeting.

 

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