It’s almost here! Global Citizen’s first-of-its-kind event Power Our Planet: Live in Paris is kicking off Thursday, June 22, at Paris’ iconic Champ de Mars.

But don’t worry if you can't be there in person this year — it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on any of the fun or the action-taking! 

We’ve put together all the ways Global Citizens around the world can be a part of the action on the night of the event.

So, while you tap your toes along to Billie Ellish on your computer or TV screen (or through the Global Citizen app) and watch your advocacy pay off, you can continue to take action, wherever you are in the world — because every action matters, right up until the last moment.

But before we get to that, let’s get all the basics down.

What is Power Our Planet: Live in Paris?

Power Our Planet: Live in Paris is part of Global Citizen’s year-long Power Our Planet campaign, working to ensure vulnerable countries get a better financial foundation and access to financing solutions to invest in the transition to clean energy and withstanding natural disasters.

The event will be a megaphone to rally global leaders attending the New Global Financial Pact Summit, chaired by France’s President Macron on June 22 and 23 — calling on them to commit to reimagining 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 goal of the Power Our Planet campaign is simple: galvanizing millions of people such as you 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 the fight against poverty and inequality. 

Who will be on the Power Our Planet: Live In Paris stage? 

The event 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 send a message to world leaders and the private sector that cannot be ignored. 

Also on the menu are appearances by 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.

Taking to the stage are also some of the world’s leading youth climate activists, including Xiye Bastida, Elizabeth Wathuti, Camille Etienne, Jerome Foster II, Brianna Fruean, Helena Gualinga, Mitzi Jonelle Tan, and more. 

How can you tune in to Power Our Planet: Live in Paris? 

We know not everyone will have the opportunity to attend the event in person, of course, but that doesn’t mean you should miss out! We’ve laid out exactly how you can watch, listen, and stream the event on TV, online, or through the radio.

One of the absolute best places to watch is via the Global Citizen app — and by watching via the Global Citizen app you'll be able to lend your voice to support the campaign by taking action during the event itself too! To watch, take action, and receive the latest updates, download our app (you can also sign up as a Global Citizen and take action on our website).

You can also watch the entire Power Our Planet: Live in Paris event from anywhere in the world on our YouTube channel, on our website, or on our Instagram,TikTok, Twitter, or Facebook pages. 

Power Our Planet: Live in Paris will also be broadcast and streamed globally on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, Apple Music & the Apple TV app, iHeartRadio, Evil Geniuses Creator Collective Twitch channels, and Veeps. It will also be streamed on local and regional channels

The show starts at 8 p.m. CEST — that’s also 8 p.m. in South Africa; 2 p.m. on Friday, June 23 in Singapore; and 3 p.m. in Latin America.

What are the key terms to know ahead of the event in Paris?

Climate Financing: The necessary funding needed to fight climate change. 

Climate Justice: An environmental term that shifts the movement's focus from cause to human effect. Instead of centering emissions, climate justice centers on civil rights and the communities most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Climate justice is the acknowledgement that those who have done the least to cause the climate crisis are those suffering its worst impacts — and that we must do more to correct that injustice.

Global Citizens: That’s you! Global Citizens are people who don’t just move through the world, they change it. Global Citizens know that through collective action, we can achieve more and demand more from our world leaders.

Actions: Signing petitions, writing emails, tweeting at leaders — all these actions contribute.

What actions can you take while watching Power Our Planet: Live in Paris?

1. Sign Our Petition Calling for Urgent Global Financial Reform

Join the call on world leaders and financial institutions for urgent global financial reform to free up the funds needed to build a sustainable, equitable, and just world that works for all. Sign the petition now

2. Tell President Macron it's Time to Power Our Planet 

Tweet President of France Emmanuel Macron to ask him to champion reform of global financial systems and deliver on the promised $100 billion in climate financing for the poorest countries at the New Global Financial Pact Summit to make a difference to millions of people. Tweet President Macron now.

3. Call on World Leaders to End the Climate Finance Delay

Tell leaders of key high-income countries to deliver on the $100 billion in annual climate support promised to poorer nations — which has yet to be delivered. Tweet world leaders now.

4. Urge World Leaders to Fund a Fairer Future 

Join thousands of Global Citizens in sending a wave of urgent emails to decision-makers demanding the much-needed action to power our planet and construct a sustainable, fair, and equitable world. Send an email to world leaders now.  

5. Call on US Congress to Deliver on Its Promise to Fight Climate Change 

The 2024 budget is the best opportunity for the US to deliver on its promise to help poorer countries fight climate change. We can't let the US abandon global climate action — tweet key Congress representatives to step up for the planet and its people.

6. Share Your Climate Change Story

All around the world the impacts of the climate crisis are growing, and affecting our day-to-day lives. From the threat of rising seas to experiencing extreme floods, wildfires, or droughts, we want to hear your experiences. Tell us your stories of climate change and how it’s affecting you or your community and we’ll use them to collectively urge government action now. 

7. Share Your Hope for Our Climate Future

The climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our time, but we have the solutions to address it, if world leaders act NOW! From renewable energy to power our cities, to reducing pollution, to protecting nature there’s a lot that can be done. 

What is the climate future that you want? Do you want a world where we invest in renewable energy, to live with clean air and water? To have systems that are in balance with nature? Leave your message and we'll share thousands of them with world leaders to push for urgent climate action.

8. Share Your Voice to Champion a Fairer World

Wally Adeyemo is the US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. He’s basically the Treasury Department's number two.

In 2021, in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the US government, along with other rich nations, received international funding in the form of Special Drawing Rights (wrap your head around those) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Given that low-income countries missed out on this funding (because of an IMF quirk), the US pledged 20% of this international funding to poorer and climate-vulnerable nations.

Except they never delivered. 

A pledge is no good if the money never gets delivered. Tweet the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury to free the funds.

9. Share Your Voice for Climate Action

In 2021, US President Joe Biden promised $11 billion in climate support  for developing countries affected by the climate crisis. 

But come the end 2022, Congress proposed just $1 billion, a figure that falls significantly short of Biden’s original promise.

Time is running out and we can't let the US abandon global climate action. Urge the Biden administration to push Congress to deliver on their original promise: send an email.

10. Send an Email for Climate Action and Debt Relief Now

Climate disasters and massive debts are devastating low income countries and widening inequality. 

The World Bank has a responsibility to people around the world to embrace the urgent reforms needed for climate justice. 

Send an urgent email directly to the World Bank now calling for action. 

11. Share Your Voice for a Green and Just Transition 

Low-income countries are suffering from climate disasters and huge debts – driving inequality. The World Bank is critical to the success of radical, essential reforms to address climate justice. 

Tweet World Bank President Ajay Banga to drop disaster debt and champion a green and just transition. 

12. Sign the Petition for Clean Energy

The African Union has proposed an expansion in fossil fuels that would pollute the continent and put lives at risk. African organizations have rejected this and are calling for an evidence-based transition plan to renewable energy. 

Add your voice to the campaign, sign the petition calling on leaders to prioritize clean energy for the continent. 

13. Share Your Voice to Support Debt Pause Clauses

Countries exposed to external shocks such as climate disasters are drowning in debt, pushing millions into poverty. 

A debt pause clause (find out more about a debt pause clause here) would allow climate-vulnerable countries to suspend their debt payments when disaster strikes.

Tell German Chancellor Scholz we need a solid commitment from Germany to drop disaster debt. Tweet now!

Festival Gear and Other Essentials

We love taking action as much as we love seeing our favorite artists and climate activists on stage.  This year, for our Power Our Planet event on Thursday, 22, Jun, we have some great merchandise available (and not just for the in-person audiences). Taking action never looked so good. Check out our Power Our Planet: Live in Paris event merchandise.

Every purchase supports Global Citizen's campaigns to save our planet and end extreme world poverty . 

Lastly — and arguably most importantly — if you're making snacks for your watch party, why not make them vegan? 

Cutting out meat and dairy is one of the single biggest things you can do to cut your carbon footprint (which is why we'll also be prioritizing plant-based at Power Our Planet: Live in Paris).

We hope you enjoy the show! And remember, every action you take counts. 

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