received the Clinton Global Citizen Award at the Sheraton Times Square, New York City on Sunday evening, September 21. The event was also attended by other celebrities including , , , , Trudie Styler, Ronan Farrow, and Miss New York Kira Kazantsev.
Leonardo said during his acceptance speech, "Climate change is compromising the very livability of our planet." He went on explaining that "less than three percent of all philanthropic giving goes toward protecting and preserving our environment." The star of "" then urged the audience to "put environmental issues at the forefront of the human agenda."