The Alliance for Climate Protection Chair and former United States Vice President Al Gore, artist Pharrell Williams, and Emmy-winning producer Kevin Wall have teamed up with The Climate Reality Project and Control Room to launch a year-long campaign, Live Earth: Road to Paris. The announcement was made today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Live Earth: Road To Paris’ ultimate objective will be to collect 1 billion signatures, uniting voices from around the world and demanding environmental accountability from world leaders to reach a binding agreement to tackle climate change at December’s 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France (COP21/ CMP11).
- On June 18, 2015 Live Earth: Road To Paris concerts will take place across the world, on 6 continents, on one day, reaching over 2 billion people across more than 190 countries.
- There will be shows in Paris, France; New York, USA; Johannesburg, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Beijing, China, bringing together 100+ of the world’s greatest artists for one day of incredible music. Artists and venue locations will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
- By the end of November, Live Earth: Road To Paris will have aimed to harness the force of a billion voices with one message, urging world leaders to adopt a new, ambitious climate accord at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France.
- Seven-time Grammy award winner, entrepreneur and philanthropist Pharrell Williams will be Live Earth’s Creative Director. Pharrell, a driving force behind Live Earth 2007, has been a longtime supporter of the environment. He is a partner in company Bionic Yarn which creates textiles made from recycled ocean plastic debris.
For more information and to sign the 1B signatures campaign and let your voice be heard, please visit www.liveearth.org