Millions of people watched the video, which went viral on the Internet, by Greta Thunberg who sang and danced last weekend in Stockholm – during the first two climate concerts – on stage for “I’ll Never Leave You”, along with “translator Rick” Astley. It was an opportunity to launch.”live climateOn Saturday 23 October, a series of concerts organized by the Fridays for Future movement – inspired by the young Swedish activist and her Friday school strike – which will be broadcast live from 20 countries on six continents to demand world leaders who will take part in Cop26 in ten days in Glasgow ‘Do You Still Hear Us?’ to urge global action to tackle the climate emergency.
Artists, activists, and scholars will take to the stage all over the world – from India to Kenya, from Finland to Uganda, from Estonia to Turkey, from Zimbabwe to New Zealand, from Japan to Germany, Brazil, Mexico and other countries (but there’s no Italy) – for concerts Free and not-for-profit, to raise awareness to as many people as possible about the emergency caused by global warming and the challenges facing some residents in particular, at the forefront of facing environmental collapse.
Therefore, Climate Live will unite people around the world through music in the fight for climate justice and in the race to protect the future of the planet. After all, Greta Thunberg often remembered: “To change everything, we need everyone.”
During the concerts, the organizers of Climate Live will invite the public to sign the Global Climate Live petition, the petition that will be delivered to world leaders during the Youth Climate Strike at the UN’s COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. The petition lists ten demands of world leaders, including declaring a global climate emergency, ending the use of fossil fuels and reversing biodiversity loss by 2030.
From Stockholm Climate Live, Greta said: “Now it is up to us. Those in power show time and time again that they are not ready to do this for us. We have a long way to go. But we must never give up. Because we have no choice but to continue the struggle for the future “. “You know the rules and so do I, total commitment is what I’m thinking, I gotta make you understand… Inside we both know what’s going on, we know the game and we’ll play it Don’t tell me you’re too blind to see,” the rhythm song lyrics by Greta on stage. “The primary goal of Climate Live is to give the microphone to young people in countries most affected by climate change today, so they can tell the world how their lives are,” said Frances Fox, 20-year-old founder of Climate Live from the UK. affected by climatic events.
Fox remembers that it all started in the spring of 2019 and that “it was amazing to see how so many young people around the world came together for these concerts”, Fox explains that the event “is very important at a time when at COP26, many political leaders announced world about front-page climate goals to lure public, local, regional and national politicians into the mistaken belief that their governments are now taking action and all will be well, when these goals will not be supported by and by the timely and necessary programs of action to save the planet.” As Greta says, “It’s up to us to be the adults in the room.” “If a performance of ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ can draw so much media attention to our cause, we’re off to an epic start,” Fox notes, making the plea: “So are you still hearing from us? With us and demanding more from elected politicians. ?”.
Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change who played a key role in the 2015 Paris Agreement, said: “I appreciate our bright youth for once again pledging to hold leaders accountable for COP26 in 2021, when nations must come together to show that we are on the right track. The right path to a resilient future. Our young people have asked if we can listen to them. It is time to show that we are really listening.”
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