Live Earth, the concerts for a climate in crisis

liveearth_logo.jpgI must be the last person interested by ecology and climate change to write about THE event of this week-end.

The Live Earth concerts, which will be held tomorrow around the world (in New York, London, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Hamburg, Tokyo and Sidney) are due to “ trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis.

In order to achieve this goal, a large audience will be given to these concerts and two billions people are expected to listen or watch these concerts. Around the world, artists like The Police, Katie Melua or Roger Waters from the Pink Floyd and nearly a hundred others will also participate.

Below is the official press article.

Live Earth will reach this worldwide audience through an unprecedented global media architecture covering all media platforms – TV, radio, Internet and wireless channels.

Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection, The Climate Group and other international organizations to drive individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve global warming. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is the Chair of the Alliance and Partner of Live Earth.

Live Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, the Worldwide Executive Producer of Live 8, an event that brought together one of the largest audiences in history to combat poverty. Wall formed a partnership with Al Gore and the Alliance for Climate Protection to ensure that Live Earth inspires behavioral changes long after 7/7/07.

Live Earth will stage official concerts at Giants Stadium in New York; Wembley Stadium in London; Aussie Stadium in Sydney; Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro; the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg; Makuhari Messe in Tokyo; the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai; and HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg.

Live Earth concerts will be broadcast to a live worldwide audience by MSN at

With support from the U.S. Green Building Council, creators of the LEED Green Building Rating System, Live Earth will implement new Green Event Guidelines. All Live Earth venues will be designed and constructed by a team of sustainability engineers who will address the environmental and energy management challenges of each concert site, as well as the operations of sponsors, partners and other Live Earth affiliates. Each venue will not only be designed to maintain a minimum environmental impact, but will showcase the latest state-of-the-art energy efficiency, on-site power generation, and sustainable facilities management practices.

Live Earth is a project of the SOS campaign , which is using a powerful multimedia platform – films, television, radio, Internet, books, wireless and others – to move people to combat the climate crisis.

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This communication campaign also proposes many solutions to climate change that each of us can put into application. These concerts are due to be the first stepping stone of the communication campaign, which will hopefully lead to global mass awareness on climate change.

Enjoy your weekend and if you watch these concerts, enjoy !

2 thoughts on “Live Earth, the concerts for a climate in crisis”

  1. If the information given on Wikipedia are true (LiveEarth on Wikipedia), some people would have to think strong before organizing such an event which goal was to warn people about CO2 emision… But what about “stars” needing “private jets” and so on…

    For example Madonna, with her whole car fleet, is producing way more CO2 than a normal family I think… “Do what I say, and not what I do”, right?

  2. Hello Etienne, nice to read you… I hope you and your family are having a good time in Malaysia.

    You propose here a very interesting critics on Live Earth and your opinion is quite similar to the one expressed in the latest article of the IHT Business of Green blog, The Live Earth dilemna :

    The problem, of course, is that hundreds of thousands of stars and their fans will chalk up huge amounts of miles traveling by airplane and by car to get to the shows.

    But as the organization plans to offset the emissions by savings due to the mass awareness these concerts could lead to, I say good. Now, we will just have to wait for the impacts on people’s behaviour.

    To get back on the blog above-mentioned, it is so interesting I added a RSS feeds to it on the sidebar, I strongly recommend its reading.

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