Elton John, Bon Jovi headline 24-hour climate concert live from Paris
Elton John and Bon Jovi will headline a 24-hour live performance starting Friday evening aimed at urging environmental action ahead of key climate change talks in Paris.
The event, spearheaded by former US vice president Al Gore and known as "24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth," will feature artists, scientists and politicians and will air online November 13 and 14, starting at 6pm Paris time (GMT+1).
"Each hour, the broadcast will be punctuated by thought-provoking, knockout appearances from an all-star lineup," organisers said in a statement.
"The broadcast is aimed at urging world leaders to push for the strongest possible climate agreement at the upcoming UN conference in Paris, and at urging people to take action in their own communities and homes," the statement continued.
In May 2015, Live Earth – a set of global concerts backed by Gore – announced a delay to planned shows on each inhabited continent.
Live Earth was initially intended to consist of concerts on June 18 in Australia, Brazil, China, South Africa and the United States, as well as Paris.
The November 13-14 broadcast is a partnership between the Climate Reality Project and Live Earth, designed to "include an unprecedented artistic lineup and distribution platform to maximise its global reach", organisers said.
Among those scheduled to appear are French President François Hollande, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, California Governor Jerry Brown, actors Ryan Reynolds, Jared Leto and Ed Begley Jr., and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP)