Pathway To Paris


Pathway to Paris is a call for peace, compassion, respect, equality, justice, democracy, love, human rights and a fight for the survival of our planet. It is about bringing together our voices to highlight our love for this world. Pathway to Paris concerts  bring our voices together in solidarity, offering our love and commitment to a sustainable world. We feel the urgency to come together and build a global movement for climate justice, recognizing that climate change and its challenges interconnects us all. The upcoming climate change talks offer an enormous opportunity to send a clear signal that the world is moving away from fossil fuels and towards a renewable energy future, while listening and problem solving with voices from around the world.

Pathway to Paris is an initiative founded by musicians/activists Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon in partnership with that brings together musicians, artists, activists, academics, politicians and innovators to participate in a series of concert events to help raise consciousness around the urgency of climate action and the importance of establishing an ambitious, global, legally binding agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015. Pathway to Paris kicked off with an intimate evening of music and speakers at Le Poisson Rouge immediately following the People’s Climate March in New York City in September 2014. An intimate series of similar events have been unfolding in New York and Montreal since then. The Pathway to Paris concert series will culminate in Paris during the UN Climate Change. It goes beyond different nationality, Culture and boarders. Regular people can create an emergence by coming together to fight for climate justice. They can change the unchangeable and unacceptable by arising their voice. Thus built the peaceable kingdom back again. By adopting standards that allow each country to move forward and price carbon efficiently, in the way most suited to its context, we can build consensus on the wisdom of pricing carbon and so build momentum for the transformational innovations in business, technology, culture and society, that will allow us to move away from the trap of energy-producing resources that erode all other values

The Paris Agreement is within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. An agreement on the language of the treaty was negotiated by representatives of 195 countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Paris and adopted by consensus on 12 December 2015. It was opened for signature on 22 April 2016 (Earth Day) in a ceremony in New York City. As of August 2016, 180 UNFCCC members have signed the treaty; 22 of which ratified it, which is not enough for the treaty to enter into force.

The Aim of the convention is:

(a) Holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change;

(b) Increasing the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development, in a manner that does not threaten food production;

(c) Making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.

The idea that citizens have a role to play in helping policy-makers to create good outcomes is now taking hold, as is the idea that government without citizen participation is not really as legitimate as government that is co-produced by citizens engaged in the process. At the IMF’s session on Ethics and Finance, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called for a new kind of leadership. He said financial and political leaders need to exhibit “heroism in the classical sense,” which he described as a kind of other centered understanding of leadership as service and which “leads to human flourishing.”

Music is a universal language and climate change is a global concern. Music breaks down and redefines geographical boarders. Music is a universal language and climate change is a global concept.