Davos, Switzerland (dpa) – More than 100 artists on all continents will perform in a June 18 concert event to raise pressure for an international climate deal to be reached in Paris this year, US music star Pharrell Williams said Wednesday.
This will be the second Live Earth initiative since 2007, when former US vice president and climate activist Al Gore co-organised the first event.
Paris and New York will be the main locations for the June event that is to be broadcast online and on television, along with venues in Australia, China, South Africa, Brazil and in the Antarctic.
“We wanted to do something very different this time. Instead of just having people perform, we literally are going to have humanity harmonise all at once,” Live Earth creative director Williams said at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain resort in Davos.
The producer and singer kept it a secret how this would be done.
Al Gore said the aim is to get one billion people join the initiative to demand action on climate change, ahead of the international conference starting November in Paris, where a deal on reigning in global warming will be negotiated.