Leonardo DiCaprio, John Kerry speak out at Yale on climate change

NEW HAVEN —  Actor Leonardo DiCaprio was part of a panel highlighting climate change at Yale University.

The two-day conference started on Monday, and was led by former Secretary of State John Kerry.

The conference will feature five sessions over the next two days that will include key business, political and diplomatic leaders focusing on critical topics including the future of energy.

The Kerry Initiative, which was launched in 2017, is an interdisciplinary program the tackles global challenges through teaching, research and international dialogue.

The sessions include:

-The Future of Energy
-The Role of the Private Sector
-State, City and International Efforts
-Bipartisan Consensus for American Leadership
-Citizen Engagement and Activism

The conference also includes some heavy hitters:

-Hank Paulson – Former U.S. Secretary of the
Treasury
-Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman of the Board of General Electric
-Jerry Brown, Governor of California
-Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, France
-John McCain, Senator (Arizona)
-Leonardo DiCaprio, United Nations Messenger of Peace for Climate

The two-day conference starts at 11 a.m. today and runs through tomorrow afternoon.