LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Pathway to Paris has announced a special concert on September 16 at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Helping to cap off the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, the concert will focus on the potential for cities to push for, achieve, and go beyond the climate targets highlighted in the Paris Agreement.
Bringing together leading musicians, artists, thinkers, and policymakers, the concert is meant to serve as a call to action, urging the international community to ramp up ambition towards a climate safe future.
“In the world of music, the best way to improve is through collaboration,” said co-founder of Pathway to Paris, Jesse Paris Smith. “This is the same with the critical issue of climate change. We must join together to make this the most ambitious collaboration of our century. We will not be able to implement crucial and challenging solutions to climate change, plastic pollution, and all urgent environmental problems as long as we stand divided. Inseparable from the issue of climate change is the need for world peace, global communication, and an international collaboration unmatched by any event in human history.”
“Cities play a critical role in transforming our world out of the era of fossil fuels and into a renewable world,” added fellow Pathway to Paris co-founder, Rebecca Foon. “This is our time to make this shift and transform our cities to become sustainable, resilient cities for us all and future generations. This is our chance as our window of time is narrowing.”
The concert is set to feature appearances by Patti Smith, Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Tony Hawk, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal, Eric Burdon (The Animals), French pop-soul singer Imany, 350.org’s Bill McKibben, and multi-media artist Steven Sebring among others.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to Pathway to Paris.