Wednesday, 20 January 2016

DiCaprio honored with climate change award at 46th WEF Meeting

US actor and Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio was Tuesday honoured with the 2016 Crystal Award at the 46th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

DiCaprio also pledged “$15 million in new commitments” from his foundation at the Crystal Award ceremony “to fast-track cutting-edge sustainability and conservation projects around the world.”
Musician and entrepreneur will.i.am, Chinese actress Yao Chen, and artist Olafur Eliasson were among the recipients of the 2016 Crystal Award.

Chen popularly known as the “Queen of Weibo” was recognized for her leadership in raising awareness of the refugee crisis.

A world-renowned artist, Olafur Eliasson has created large-scale installations and designs that have contributed to redefining the essence of cities and communities. Some of his major works include The New York City Waterfalls, Ice Watch, The Weather Project and Riverbed.


An award-winning musician, known for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am is a multifaceted entertainer and creative innovator. With a commitment to inspire kids to stay in school and go to college to become the leaders of tomorrow, he advocates for the importance and power of a good education through the i.am.angel Foundation. The Foundation’s programmes include i.am STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths), i.am scholarship, and i.am college track.

The World Economic Forum's Crystal Award honours artists whose important contributions are improving the state of the world and who best represent the "spirit of Davos."The star of “The Revenant” was recognized for his leadership in tackling the climate crisis.

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