The latest Pathway to Paris concert took place at Carnegie Hall in New York City at the beginning of November. The concert included performances from: Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, Flea, Talib Kweli, Cat Power, Tanya Tagaq, Tenzin Choegyal, Rebecca Foon, Jesse Paris Smith and featured activists Dr. Vandana Shiva and Bill McKibben.
At the concert, the 1000 Cities initiative was launched. The 1000 Cities initiative is a bold mission to meet and go beyond the targets of the Paris Agreement. The initiative invites all cities of the world to transition off of fossil fuels and move to 100% renewable energy by 2040, in order to turn the Paris Agreement into reality. This plan involves citizen engagement, supporting cities with the development of their ambitious climate action plans, and a creative implementation process in collaboration with a diversity of partners to develop one thousand 100% renewable cities by 2040, no longer dependent on fossil fuels.
SSG is a proud partner in Pathway to Paris, a collection of artists, activists, academics, musicians, politicians, innovators coming together to fight for climate justice. Co-founded by Jesse Paris Smith and SSG Director Rebecca Foon, Pathway to Paris includes a series of musical events in various cities, radio shows, and cutting-edge news, drawing upon proven examples to demonstrate that significant reductions in GHG emissions are possible and improve quality of life.