global citizen announced a new three-hour event that will take place on June 22. Power Our Planet: Live in Paris will feature Billie Eilish, HER, Lenny Kravitz, Jon Batiste, Ben Harper, Finneas and Mosimann performing live from the city’s Champ de Mars, located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The free and paid event is organized to mobilize funding from world leaders and the private sector for developing countries to fight climate change and extreme poverty.
Power Our Planet: Live in Paris will be hosted in partnership with the City of Paris with the support of Live Nation. Power Our Planet: Live in Paris will be broadcast live worldwide on Global Citizen platforms on June 22. Amazon will also broadcast the livestream via Amazon Music on Twitch.
“Our world needs urgent change,” Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans said in press materials. He continued: “Obsolete global financial systems perpetuate the conditions that keep countries vulnerable and their citizens trapped in the cycle of extreme poverty. We congratulate Ajay Banga on his appointment as President of the World Bank, and there is an urgent and immediate opportunity for him to show the leadership the world badly needs.
French President Emmanuel Macron added: “We need a more united world. Crises are on the rise and the number of those who place their hope in peace and multilateralism will only increase if we, as a global community, demonstrate that we are there to help the most vulnerable. Because inequality and poverty are the foundation of today’s and tomorrow’s wars. Because there will be no climate transition in the world if we do not fight for more justice and equity. Halfway to the sustainable development goals, we need a new financial pact between all countries, so that the world of tomorrow will be more united.
“The next generation inherits a planet that is devastated by climate change,” Kravitz said. “We have the power to change things with our voices and our actions. Join me on June 22, wherever you are, and take action today to save tomorrow.