Washington, DC (12/1/15) – In light of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching global broadcast event on November 13th and 14th was suspended in solidarity with its host city and the people of France. In an effort to ensure that both the content and important call to climate action is seen and heard as the COP21 climate negotiations go forward in Paris, The Climate Reality Project and Live Earth are airing a 2-hour special featuring both original and unseen global content and participation from the 24 Hours of Reality live event two weeks ago.
24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching, A Special Presentation will feature an unprecedented array of artists, celebrities, government leaders and climate experts and activists. They will present climate solutions from eight countries around the world, and include voices from around the globe calling for action as the UN climate talks begin this week.
Former US Vice President and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project Al Gore will lead the 2-hour special of The World Is Watching, which will be broadcast on television in over 70 countries via 17 distribution partners and available online to watch where not available on television globally via Livestream at www.24hoursofreality.org. For more information about when and where to watch, please visit:
“This special presentation picks up where 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching left off, taking advantage of an extraordinary opportunity to engage the world on the important issue of climate change during COP21,” said Ken Berlin, the President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project. “As our world leaders begin the COP21 negotiations we want to ensure that people everywhere can learn about the climate solutions at hand and make their voices heard at the negotiating table. The UN climate talks are a breakthrough moment to change the future of the planet. We want the world’s leaders to know the world is watching, and it’s time for them to act.”
Please visit the www.24hoursofreality.org for a full list of participants.
About “24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching”
With the UN talks in Paris (COP21) approaching, a breakthrough in addressing climate change is finally here. Airing as 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 creative partner 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.