Why

For over a year, young people have been striking from school to demand climate action. 16 year old Greta Thunberg has sparked a global movement of young people taking to the streets, striking from school, to fight for their future: a future which is being robbed from them by people in power ignoring the science. We need action now. Greta says, ‘act like the house is on fire, because it is’.

7.6 million people took to the streets in September 2019. Yet, still nothing substantial has been proposed or implemented to prevent climate catastrophe. So the youth are stepping it up a gear. On September 19th 2020 there will be global concerts for the climate crisis.

Music has the power to unite people and reach the majority who aren’t currently engaged in the crisis. This is crucial as we need everyone. We are facing the sixth mass extinction: 200 species go extinct every day, by 2048 there will be no fish left in our oceans at current rates of overfishing and pollution, and the UN IPCC report 2018 gives us 12 years (now 11) to reduce emissions by 50% to avoid irreversible catastrophe.

Our aims:

1. Raise awareness of the climate crisis by reaching over one billion people, highlighting the hardships faced by people who are on the frontlines of ecological breakdown.

2. Pressure people in power to take urgent action. Events will be before the United Nations Global Climate Summit COP26 in Glasgow UK on November 9th to 19th 2020. Demands will be targeted at the world leaders as well as country-specific government demands for different events.

3. Enlarge the global movement of people fighting for climate action.

Where

Across the globe there will be events on both national and local scales, on every continent. Climate strikes happen in over 5000 places - we are using this network of activists to organise concerts. Events are being planned in over 40 countries.

The event organisation is being led by the youth and backed by music legends, environmental NGOs, scientists, music industry professionals, indigenous people and ethical businesses. Events will be live streamed.

Performer wise, we will only invite musicians who genuinely support the climate action movement. And we won’t just have musicians; we will have activists, scientists and indigenous people speaking between sets.

Who

The event organisation is being led by the youth and backed by music legends, environmental NGOs, scientists, music industry professionals, indigenous people and ethical businesses. Events will be live streamed.

The event organisation is being led by the youth and backed by music legends, environmental NGOs, scientists, music industry professionals, indigenous people and ethical businesses. Events will be live streamed.

Performer wise, we will only invite musicians who genuinely support the climate action movement. And we won’t just have musicians; we will have activists, scientists and indigenous people speaking between sets.

Sustainable

As the event is being led by young climate activists, sustainability is a top priority. As such, we will not allow artists/speakers to fly to perform. They will perform at the event in the country where they are at the time. One of the reasons we would like lots of locally organised events as well as the big ones is to make them accessible and reduce the need for air travel. We will strive to make the events as sustainable as possible - solar power/biofuels, recycling, compost toilets, no single use plastics, only vegan/veggie food, etc.

Fact sources:
200 species extinct per day: https://www.ipbes.net/news/Media-Release-Global-Assessment

Fishless oceans: https://www.ipcc.ch/2018/10/08/summary-for-policymakers-of-ipcc-special-report-on-global-warming-of-1-5c-approved-by-governments/

UN report - 12 years: https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/chapter/spm/

Partners

Extinction Rebellion
Fridays for Future
Friends of the Earth
Extinction Rebellion
Greenpeace
Music Declares Emergency
Oxfam
On est prêt
Rough Trade
Spark News
Tearfund
The Climate Coalition
WWF

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As there are more than 40 countries and several organisations worldwide organisations working on this event, exact contact details will be made public in december 2019, as well as the events and partners onboarding process.

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09.19.20

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