Global Citizen Returns To Paris In June
Lenny Kravitz, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Jon Batiste, Ben Harper, FINNEAS and Mosimann are all joining the lineup for Global Citizen’s “Power Our Planet: Live in Paris” event on June 22.
The free ticketed event aims to end extreme poverty, returning to Paris’ Champ de Mars. French president Emmanuel Macron is collaborating with the organization as part of an aim to rally global leaders attending the New Financial Pact summit. Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados is co-chairing Power Our Planet.
The event is hosted in partnership with the city of Paris and produced by Live Nation, with the broadcast produced by Done and Dusted. Fans can access the livestream across all of Global Citizen’s platforms on June 22.
“We need a world with more solidarity,” President Macron said in a statement. “Crises are multiplying and the number of those who place their hope in peace and multilateralism will only grow if we, as a global community, demonstrate that we are there to help the most vulnerable. Because inequality and poverty are the grounds of today’s and tomorrow’s wars. Because there will be no climate transition worldwide if we don’t fight for more justice and equity. Halfway to the sustainable development objectives, we need a new financial pact between all countries, so that the world of tomorrow is more united.”
Part of Global Citizen’s Power Our Planet goals with their Paris event is to encourage governments to deliver on their previous promise of donating $100 billion in climate financing to lower-income countries, increase foreign aid budgets and enact global carbon emissions taxes, free up $1 trillion in funding for countries needing to go through policy reforms at the World Bank and other multilateral development banks, as well as continue the transition to clean energy.
“Our world needs urgent change,” Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, said. “Outdated global financial systems are perpetuating the conditions that keep vulnerable countries and their citizens trapped in the cycle of extreme poverty.”