Dance for Climate Change
Monday, 07 December 2009 11:38
COP15 is kicked off with a huge concert in Denmark’s national football stadium tonight, starring several high profile spokespeople and artists. ”It’s important our message is carried out from head to toe, in dance, in music and ultimately in policy and action”, says the organizers behind the event.
The concert is organized in support of the UN led Seal the Deal! campaign and is to send a clear message to world leaders, asking them to seal a powerful climate change agreement in Copenhagen.
It will feature high profile spokespeople, international acts – among them Akon, Shaggy, Danish acts Rasmus Seebach, Nabiha, Danseorkestret and Austrian group My Excellence, who will perform the official song of the Seal the Deal! campaign (check out the song here). The rock band Europe will perform their 1980s worldwide hit 'The Final Countdown'.
“The UN Climate Convention meeting needs to be a show-stopper and a chart-topper in the annals of International Cooperation. As the negotiations kick off in Copenhagen, Dance for Climate Change can help energize action towards ensuring that nations hit the highest of high notes on the climate change challenge”, says Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director.
The concert will be available for global broadcast. So if you are unable to attend the live concert, you can either watch it on television, over the internet, via mobile phone, or listen to it on the radio.
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