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., Jon Batiste, Ayra Starr, and Joé Dwèt Filé, 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 Summit for a New Global Financial Pact, 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., Jon Batiste, Ayra Starr, and Joé Dwèt Filé, with special guests FINNEAS and Mosimann, to drive commitments from world leaders and the private sector to confront the climate crisis head on.
These global superstars will be joined by world leaders the likes of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; William Ruto, President of Kenya; Barbadian Prime Minister, Mia Mottley; as well as Ajay Banga, the President of the World Bank; Rajiv Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation; and Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Also joining the event are John Boyega, Connie Britton, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, Cyril Dion, Danai Gurira, Diane Kruger, Aïssa Maïga, Norman Reedus, Michelle Yeoh, Rémy Buisine, Common, Padma Lakshmi, and Berla Mundi.
The event will provide a platform for calls to action from some of the world’s leading youth climate activists, including Xiye Bastida, Camille Etienne, Jerome Foster II, Brianna Fruean, Helena Gualinga, Elizabeth Wathuti, Wawa Gutheru, and Mitzi Jonelle Tan, among others.
Under the high patronage of President Macron, Power Our Planet: Live in Paris will rally global leaders attending the New Global 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.
An alliance of world leaders representing both Global North and Global South countries has joined the Power Our Planet campaign alongside Global Citizen and Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, including supporters Emmanuel Macron, President of France; Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone; Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain; José Ramos-Horta, President of Timor Leste; Biman Prasad, Deputy Prime Minister of Fiji; the Government of Ghana; the Government of Namibia; the Government of Zambia; and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).
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?
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. All minors must attend the show with an adult — and everyone, regardless of age, needs a ticket for entry into the show.
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.
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 broadcast and streamed to the world on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, Apple Music, and the Apple TV app, iHeardRadio, 9Now in Australia, CSTAR, SABC in South Africa, TNT in Latin America and the Caribbean, Veeps, and the Global Citizen app.
The Power Our Planetcampaign is supported by: African Climate Reality Project; Aspire Artemis Foundation Inc.; Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens; BASICS International; Bays Planet Foundation; Beyond Bretton Woods; Blended Finance Taskforce; Brave Foundation; Center for Environmental Peacebuilding; Chanja Datti; Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean; Common Good Marketplace; Connected Development; Don't Gas Africa; E3G; Earth For All; ECB Sustainable Youth Foundation; Education Cannot Wait: The UN Global Fund for Education in Emergencies; Extinction Rebellion (XR) Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB); Focus 2030; Friends of the Global Fund Europe; GAIN; Gender and Economic Research Center; Germanwatch; Glasgow Actions Team; Global Alliance for a Green New Deal; Global Education and Leadership Foundation (Values 20 India); the Global Fund; Global Health Advocates; the Global Kid; Global Nation; Green Republic Farms; Hungry for Action; International Climate Change Development Initiative; International Climate Financing WG; International Electrotechnical Commission; International Fund for Agricultural Development; JA Africa; Jane Goodall Institute France; Jara; Lagos Food Bank; LEAP Africa; Loss and Damage Youth Coalition; Malala Fund; Marafiki United Green Youths Initiative; Millennials Movement; Moody’s; the ONE Campaign; ONG Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement (JVE); Only One; OurCause; OWIT Brussels - Organization of Women in Trade; Oxfam France; Plastic Punch; Power to Girls Foundation; Primavera Zur; Project Everyone; Recycling Scheme for Women and Youth Empowerment (RESWAYE); Re:Wild; Save the Children; SDG2 Advocacy Hub; Shamba Centre for Food and Climate; Sharing Strategies; She Leads Climate Action; Stage For Change; Strategic Youth Network for Development; Sungulo Comm NPC; Support Humanity Cameroon (SUHUCAM); Sustainable Development Solutions Network; Sustainability and Climate Podcast; UN Joint SDG Fund; United Nations Foundation; Uniting To Combat NTDs; Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI); Women At Risk International Foundation.