Ben & Jerry’s proudly supports Pathways to Paris in their ambitious vision to create a global moment that conveys the urgency and importance of a legally binding agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015. Their approach, to create an intimate event with visionaries in the climate movement and world class musical talent, is one that will help connect the critical issue with the world in a way that promotes peace and climate justice. The call for compassion will make the event that much more meaningful considering current world events. Please see their statement below:
In light of the recent tragedies in Paris and Beirut, we would like to continue with the Pathway to Paris concerts and bring our voices together in solidarity, offering our love and commitment to a sustainable world.
Pathway to Paris is a call for peace, compassion, respect, equality, justice, love, human rights and a fight for the survival of our planet. It is about bringing together our voices to highlight our love for this world.
We feel the urgency to come together and build a global movement for climate justice, recognizing that climate change and its challenges interconnects us all.
The upcoming climate change talks offer an enormous opportunity to send a clear signal that the world is moving away from fossil fuels and towards a renewable energy future while listening and problem solving with voices from around the world.
Music is a universal language and climate change is a global concern.
The time is now.
Jesse Paris Smith & Rebecca Foon (Co-Founders of Pathway to Paris), Patti Smith, Thom Yorke, Flea, Dhani Harrison, Tenzin Choegyal
Here's The Scoop
Pathway to Paris is an initiative in partnership with 350.org that brings together musicians, artists, activists, academics, politicians and innovators to participate in a series of events and dialogues to help raise consciousness around the urgency of climate action and the importance of establishing an ambitious global, legally binding agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015.
Co-founded by musicians Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, Pathway to Paris kicked off with an intimate evening of music and speakers at Le Poisson Rouge immediately following the People’s Climate March in New York City in September 2014. A series of similar events unfolded in New York and Montreal over the ensuing year. The final Pathway to Paris concerts will take place December 4th and 5th 2015 in Paris and will include the musicians and speakers listed below (among others still to be announced):
PATHWAY TO PARIS
December 4th & 5th 2015
Le Trianon, Paris FR
BILL MCKIBBEN • NAOMI KLEIN • VANDANA SHIVA PATTI SMITH • THOM YORKE • FLEA • DHANI HARRISON •
TENZIN CHOEGYAL • JESSE PARIS SMITH • REBECCA FOON
Doors: 6:30 pm Show: 7:30 pm
All participants donate their time, skills and talents; while the primary aim of Pathway to Paris is consciousness-raising and call-to-action, the events also raise funds, with all proceeds going to 350.org. Pathway to Paris is supported by Ben & Jerry’s, in collaboration with 350.org, with additional support from Tree Laboratory, Sustainability Solutions Group, and Modo Yoga NYC.