WHAT IS PATHWAY TO PARIS?
PATHWAY TO PARIS IS A 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. IT IS AN INITIATIVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AND 350.ORG THAT BRINGS TOGETHER MUSICIANS, ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS, CLIMATE CHANGE EXPERTS, ACADEMICS, POLITICIANS AND INNOVATORS TO PARTICIPATE IN A SERIES OF EVENTS, DIALOGUES AND LEADING INITIATIVES TO HELP TURN THE PARIS AGREEMENT INTO ACTION THROUGH INNOVATIVE, AMBITIOUS, CREATIVE SOLUTIONS.
HOW DID IT BEGIN?
Pathway to Paris launched in September 2014 with an intimate evening of music and discourse at Le Poisson Rouge the day after the People’s Climate March in New York City, when over 400,000 people took to the streets. A series of similar events unfolded in North America over the ensuing years. The events were initially intended to build awareness of establishing a global climate agreement, leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference (Cop21) that took place in December 2015, and culminated with two major concerts on December 4 and 5 in Paris at Le Trianon, the first weekend of the conference. Since then, Pathway to Paris has partnered officially with the UNDP and 350, continuing to work together with these groups post Cop21, with a dedicated focus of turning the Paris Agreement into reality through advocacy and awareness initiatives, and with the development of innovative and ambitious solutions. All proceeds generated by Pathway to Paris initiatives have been donated to 350.org and the UNDP.
In addition to six major events in North America and Paris, a live album was released in July 2016, featuring songs and speeches from Pathway to Paris contributors, including Thom Yorke, Patti Smith, Flea, Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein and Dr. Vandana Shiva. In March 2017, PTP released a live recording of Imagine for International Women's Day. For the 2017 People's Climate March, Pathway to Paris created a compilation of 50 people from around the world thanking and encouraging the participants in the march in DC and it's sister marches. The next Pathway to Paris live album is due to be released on June 27th, 2017, featuring songs and speeches from Michael Stipe, Isabella Lovin, Bill Mckibben, Martha Wainwright, David Johansen, Patrick Watson, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Techung, Mercury Rev, and more.
PATHWAY TO PARIS CONTRIBUTORS, SPEAKERS, AND PERFORMERS INCLUDE:
THOM YORKE • PATTI SMITH • FLEA • JANE FONDA • MICHAEL STIPE
TENZIN CHOEGYAL • BILL MCKIBBEN • NAOMI KLEIN • FALLY IPUPA
JOAN BAEZ • DR. VANDANA SHIVA • THURSTON MOORE • ANNE WALDMAN
MAYOR GREGOR ROBERTSON • TOM STEYER • MAY BOEVE • TALIB KWELI
MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH • TONY HAWK • MARTHA WAINWRIGHT • MUSTAFA SANTIAGO ALI
TANYA TAGAQ • CAT POWER • OLAFUR ELIASSON • DAVID GARLAND
TENDOR • ALANA AMRAM • TSECHU DOLMA • PATRICK WATSON • TECHUNG
LENNY KAYE • RACHEL MARCO-HAVENS • RIMA FUJITA • ISABELLA LOVIN • JO SCHEUER • JEFF HOROWITZ • DAVID JOHANSEN
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