Washington, DC (11/12/15) – The 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching global broadcast event lineup will include Duran Duran, Florence + The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Neil Young, Laura Pausini, and Joss Stone & Dave Stewart, it was announced today. They join an unprecedented array of artists, celebrities, government leaders and climate experts and activists for the round-the-clock, around-the-world broadcast aimed at building momentum for action at the upcoming UN climate change talks in Paris.
Former US Vice President and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project Al Gore will lead the global broadcast of The World Is Watching, airing from 6pm CET/noon EDT, Friday, November 13 to 6pm CET/noon EDT, Saturday, November 14. The World Is Watching is produced by The Climate Reality Project and Live Earth, whose partnership for this fifth-annual broadcast means it will include an extraordinary artistic lineup and distribution platform to maximize its global reach.
“24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching is about making sure the people of the world are informed and engaged so that they can make their voices heard in their capitals and at the negotiating table in Paris,” said Al Gore. “The UN climate talks can be a breakthrough moment to change the dangerous course we’ve set for our planet. We want the world’s leaders to know the world is watching, and it’s time for them to act.”
“The media landscape is cluttered, people’s lives are busy and the way people access information and connect with each other varies from person to person. To cut through, you have to provide truly compelling content and match it with multiple distribution streams that reach people in their homes and on the go,” said Live Earth founder Kevin Wall. “The climate crisis is grave, so we are harnessing the best content and the latest in mobile, social media and online distribution to make sure we can connect with people everywhere.”
24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching will include dynamic appearances and performances from world-renowned musicians and entertainers and will be available to a global audience through mobile, web, and television broadcast.
Artists/Performers Announced Today:
• Duran Duran (Performing LIVE from Paris)
• Florence + The Machine
• Mumford & Sons
• Neil Young
• Laura Pausini
• Joss Stone & Dave Stewart
Celebrities and Performers:
• Elton John
• Fall Out Boy
• Jon Bon Jovi
• Vance Joy
• WALK THE MOON
• Ryan Reynolds
• Calum Worthy
• Ian Somerhalder
• Morgan Freeman
The World Is Watching will also include interviews with and presentations from government leaders and climate experts and activists broadcasting from Paris and eight other countries around the world (United States, Australia, Brazil, India, Canada, China, the Philippines, and South Africa) to provide viewers with compelling, entertaining and informative content on the local and global impacts of climate change, as well as promising solutions that can be found around the world today. The broadcast will feature appearances from world-leaders such as:
• President François Hollande, France
• President Felipe Calderon, Mexico
• Premier Philippe Couillard, Québec, Canada
• Brian Deese, Senior Advisor to United States President Barack Obama
• Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary, United States Department of Energy
• Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency
• Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Paris, France
• Kofi Annan, former U.N. Secretary-General
Each hour will also feature a presentation by members of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, elite change-makers who have been trained by Al Gore to communicate the urgency of the climate crisis as well as solutions to it.
• Ian Bruce, Science and Policy Manager, David Suzuki Foundation—Nashville 2010
• Luciana Lepri, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Justice, Citizenship, and Human Rights, State of Paraná, Brazil—Chicago 2013
• Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Director and Founder, NO PLANETA B—Chicago 2013
• Laila Bazzi, Change Agent, Education Management—Sydney 2006
• Maria Elena Estares, Program & Training Director, Conserving for Tomorrow Foundation—New Delhi 2015
• Nita Ganguly, Educator—New Delhi 2008
• Dr. Nicholas King, Independent Sustainability Consultant—Johannesburg 2014
Please visit the www.24hoursofreality.org for a full list of participants.
24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching will have a global broadcast footprint. Visit www.24hoursofreality.org to find out how to watch the broadcast where you live or on your mobile device.
For viewers in the United States, a 24-hour live stream will be available exclusively on mobile via go90—a free mobile-first, social-entertainment platform that can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play. Verizon FiOS customers can watch "24 Hours of Reality" on FiOS1 (Channel 1 and 501 HD). The broadcast will also be available worldwide through www.24HoursOfReality.org, The Huffington Post, and www.AOL.com. Additional global broadcast partners will be listed at www.24hoursofreality.org.
Each hour, the broadcast will be punctuated by thought-provoking, knockout appearances from an all-star lineup. 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.
About “24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching”
With the UN talks in Paris (COP 21) approaching, a breakthrough in addressing climate change is finally at hand. Airing two weeks prior to when the monumental negotiations begin, the broadcast will serve to remind global leaders that the world is watching and demanding action to solve the climate crisis. The time has come for countries to take significant action and make strong commitments to reduce emissions, combat climate change and set us on a path towards a better future. For more information, visit www.24hoursofreality.org.
About The Climate Reality Project
The Climate Reality Project is one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to mobilizing action around climate change. With a global movement more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of trained Climate Reality Leader activists, we are spreading the truth about climate change and building widespread popular support for solutions. Former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore is the Founder and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project. For more information, visit www.climaterealityproject.org or follow us on Twitter at @ClimateReality.
About Live Earth
Eight years after the inaugural Live Earth concert spread environmental awareness and spoke up for action on climate change around the globe, Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore, Emmy Award-winning producer Kevin Wall, and multi-Grammy award-winning mega-star Pharrell Williams revived the Live Earth legacy to once again make music a powerful force for climate action in the lead-up to this year’s UN talks in Paris.