Hold onto your hats people, because we’re here to drop some serious news.
On Thursday, June 22, Global Citizen is bringing a first-of-its-kind event to the iconic Champ de Mars: Power Our Planet: Live in Paris.
It’s a free, ticketed event featuring performances from Lenny Kravitz, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., and Jon Batiste, with special guests FINNEAS and Mosimann, to send a message to world leaders and the private sector that cannot be ignored.
Let’s back up a bit.
On June 22-23, leaders from around the world will be meeting in Paris for the New Financing Pact Summit, chaired by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
At this summit, they’ll be discussing, and hopefully making real commitments to alleviate, the financial challenges faced by the world’s most vulnerable countries such as climate change, debt, and the pandemic.
But we need to make sure that this isn’t just another summit where there’s more talk than action.
We need a seismic shift in the way the world’s financial systems work to give the world’s poor and developing nations access to the financing they urgently need to quicken their transition to clean energy, strengthen their resilience against natural disasters, and address their most urgent needs.
So to make sure world leaders know that the world is watching, on June 22, we’re bringing your voices to their doorstep on the Champ de Mars in Paris for an event like no other. Here’s everything you need to know.
What is ‘Power Our Planet: Live in Paris’?
Power Our Planet: Live in Paris is a free, ticketed event taking place on June 22 on the Champ de Mars.
It will feature performances from Lenny Kravitz, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., and Jon Batiste, with special guests FINNEAS and Mosimann, to drive commitments from world leaders and the private sector to confront the climate crisis head on.
Under the high patronage of President Macron, Power Our Planet: Live in Paris will rally global leaders attending the New Financial Pact Summit, chaired by President Macron.
What is the Power Our Planet campaign?
The world’s most vulnerable countries and people contribute the least to climate change, and yet are impacted the most by it. To address this, Global Citizen is launching Power Our Planet — a year-long campaign to give vulnerable countries a better financial foundation and access to financing solutions to invest in the transition to clean energy and withstanding natural disasters.
Together with Global Citizens and global artists, we are calling on world leaders, multilateral development banks, philanthropists, and private sector leaders to deliver critical funding and reimagine our financial systems to meet the moment, defend the planet, and make sure that no matter where you live, everyone is protected from the worst impacts of climate change and inequality.
The Power Our Planet campaign is galvanizing millions of people around the world to take action, raise their voices, and call on these leaders to make ambitious commitments to keep the financing promises that have already been made, unlock critical funding, invest in the green transition to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees, and increase support for the poorest countries to address health inequity, education, and the fight against poverty.
A key moment in Global Citizen’s year-long Power Our Planet campaign, Power Our Planet: Live in Paris will pave the way for urgent funding to be delivered throughout the year, including at the G20 summit in New Delhi, India in September; the Global Citizen Festival held during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, US, in September; the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in October; and culminating at COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in November.
Head to the Power Our Planet campaign to find out more about what action we’re calling for from world leaders, multilateral development banks, private sector leaders, and more.
How can I get involved?
You can start taking action with us right now to support Power Our Planet! All you need to do is download the Global Citizen app, or head to our website, and sign up as a Global Citizen.
In our app, you’ll find lots of actions you can take to support the campaign and join the call on world leaders, private sector leaders, multilateral development banks, and more, to take the urgent and widespread action needed to confront the climate crisis.
You’ll also find Journeys you can take, too — our app-exclusive way for you to take action, which will send you an app notification with an action to take every day for a few days, from resources to help you learn more about the issues at stake, to activists to follow on social media, to Global Citizen actions to take, and loads more.
You can also take action on our website — just head to our Take Action page here to get started.
Don’t forget to follow us on our social media accounts (@glblctzn) for all of the latest news and updates about Power Our Planet!
What about tickets for Power Our Planet: Live in Paris?
Tickets are free and you can earn tickets to the event by taking action on the Global Citizen app or our website to help power our planet. With each action you take, you earn points to go toward your entries into the draw for a pair of tickets.
The main ticket draws are open to Global Citizens who live in France. You must be over 18 to enter and win tickets (people under the age of 18 are allowed to attend as a guest of a ticket-holder).
There will be three separate draws for tickets, and you can find each draw on our app or our website. Each entry into a ticket draw will cost a total of 20 points, and you can enter each draw multiple times. If you don’t win in the first draw, don’t worry, you can keep trying and enter the next draw as many times as you like!
Each draw closes at midnight CEST on the last day of the draw. If you’re a winner, you will get an email the next day, so make sure email@example.com is on your safe senders list.
Head to our full list of FAQs to find out more about earning tickets, ticket draw dates, and more.
Keep an eye on your inbox, turn on your push notifications for our app, and follow our social media accounts (@glblctzn) for all of the latest news and updates!
I can’t enter for tickets. How can I still watch the event?
If you’re not able to enter for tickets, don’t worry! Power Our Planet: Live in Paris will also be livestreamed globally across Global Citizen channels on June 22, so you won’t miss a thing.
Keep an eye on our @GlblCtzn social media channels for more details on how you can tune in from home!
The Power Our Planet campaign is supported by: Aspire Artemis Foundation Inc.; Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens; BASICS International; Beyond Bretton Woods; the Center for Environmental Peacebuilding; Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean; Common Good Marketplace; Connected Development; Don't Gas Africa; E3G; Education Cannot Wait: Focus 2030; Germanwatch; Glasgow Actions Team; Global Alliance for a Green New Deal; The Global Fund; The UN Global Fund for Education in Emergencies; Green Republic Farms; Hungry for Action; International Climate Change Development Initiative; International Climate Financing WG; International Fund for Agricultural Development; Jane Goodall Institute France; Malala Fund; The ONE Campaign; OWIT Brussels – Organization of Women in Trade; Oxfam; Plastic Punch; Power to Girls Foundation; Primavera Zur; Project Everyone; Re:Wild, SDG2 Advocacy Hub; Sustainable Development Solutions Network; Shamba Centre for Food and Climate; She Leads Climate Action; Stage For Change; Strategic Youth Network for Development; Sungulo Comm NPC; Support Humanity Cameroon (SUHUCAM); United Nations Foundation.