On April 24 and October 16th, 2021 there will be simultaneous youth-led global climate concerts in over 40 countries, led by the youth climate groups who organize the school strikes, with artists, activists and scientists taking to the global stage to fight for climate justice.
7.6 million took to the streets to demand climate action in September 2019, yet leaders still fail to act with the necessary urgency.
As Greta says, ‘to change everything, we need everyone’.
Music has the power to unite people and reach the majority who aren’t currently engaged in the crisis.
ENGAGE: Enlarge the global movement by engaging with a new audience through music.
EDUCATE: Raise awareness of the challenges faced today by people on the front line of ecological breakdown, and the predictions by scientists for the future.
EMPOWER: Pressure world leaders (political, economic and cultural) to take action to combat the climate crisis, with a focus on COP26.
Audiences attending Climate Live will come away with a feeling of empowerment and the tools to engage in the climate movement. 2021 is a key year for climate action. We have exactly one year until the UN COP26 conference, when governments will have to renew their Paris Agreement pledges. Climate Live calls for these to be more ambitious to meet the necessary 1.5°C targets.
Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC who played a key role in the 2015 Paris Agreement, states- “there is no doubt that young people, informed by science, have brought the climate crisis to the attention of leaders from all sectors. It is now our generation’s responsibility to protect what we love from the damages of climate change by following up on promises with the necessary actions in this decade, to fulfil the goals of the Paris Agreement. I applaud our brilliant young people for stepping up again to hold leaders to account in the lead up to COP26 in 2021, when countries must come together to show we are on track for a resilient future. Our young people have asked whether we can hear them. It is time to demonstrate that we are truly listening.”
OUR QUESTION TO WORLD LEADERS:
CAN YOU HEAR US YET?
Across the globe, there will be events on both a large and small scale. There have been Global Climate Strikes in over 7,500 cities around the world, and we are utilizing this network to organize our concerts. Events are currently being planned in over 40 countries.