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Parisian Concert Aims to Power Climate Change Action

Billie Eilish (Via Billie Eilish/Twitter)

Global Citizen, an advocacy organization, has teamed up with music superstars Lenny Kravitz, Billie Eilish, and H.E.R. to host a free concert in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 22. The event, titled Power Our Planet: Live in Paris, coincides with the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact, a gathering of world leaders to finance sustainability projects in developing nations. The concert aims to encourage leaders to take action against climate change, particularly in fulfilling the promise of providing $16.7 billion in outstanding climate financing to lower-income countries.

Global Citizen’s chief executive, Hugh Evans, hopes that the concert will generate momentum for leaders to take advantage of the opportunity for collaboration and financing, which has been stalled by the Covid-19 pandemic. Evans emphasized that global leaders only respond to public pressure and that the event can make a significant impact. The summit is crucial in making climate negotiations a success, which is especially important after the failure of climate talks in Egypt last year.

Billie Eilish, who will perform at the concert, has expressed her commitment to using her platform to inspire her fans to take action against climate change. “The next generation are inheriting a planet that’s being devastated by climate change,” she said. “We have the power to change things with our voices and our actions.” Lenny Kravitz, another performer, encourages fans to “act today to save tomorrow,” emphasizing the urgent need for climate action.

Lenny Kravitz and Billie Eilish (Via Lenny Kravitz and Billie Eilish/Twitter)

French President Emmanuel Macron supports the Global Citizen event, citing the need for a world with more solidarity. Major philanthropic organizations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Open Society Foundations, will also support the effort.

The concert will be livestreamed on Global Citizen’s social media platforms and Amazon Music’s Twitch channel, featuring performances from Finneas, Jon Batiste, and Ben Harper, in addition to Kravitz, Eilish, and H.E.R. The event aims to mobilize fans to take action and support climate change mitigation efforts, with the ultimate goal of securing a more sustainable future for all.

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