Dance for Climate Change
Top of the pops – celebrity singers and artists perform at concert with a conscience during crucial UN Climate talks in Copenhagen
Date: 7 December 2009
Time: 7.30pm (GMT+1)
Venue: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
Some of the world’s leading performers will sing and dance at the Dance for Climate Change concert in Denmark’s national football stadium on 7 December 2009 – the first day of the crucial United Nations Climate Convention meeting known as COP15.
The concert with a conscience will feature high profile spokespeople, top 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. More surprise acts to be announced. Organized in support of the UN‐led global Seal the Deal! campaign, the concert is timed to send a clear message to world leaders to seal the deal on a powerful climate change agreement in Copenhagen.
“Dance and music are important languages that transcend cultural language barriers and reach many communities and faiths around the world. Therefore, we have the chance to demonstrate to our elected leaders that people around the world want them to Seal the Deal!” the organizers said.
The concert, which will available for global broadcast, is a catalyst in order to mobilize as many people as possible to Dance for Climate Change and sign the climate petition at www.sealthedeal2009.org. Whether you are lucky enough to attend the live concert, watch it on television, over the internet or via mobile phone, or listen to it on the radio, you have the chance to dance, sing along and add to the groundswell of people who want decisive action at this historic, crucial event. Tickets to the Dance for Climate Change concert will go on sale through Billetlugen at www.billetlugen.dk
Achim Steiner, UN Under‐Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, said: “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.” The concert organizers said: “As individuals, we all have a responsibility to protect our climate. Every one of us can make a difference. We can have fun whilst making a point. As climate change affects us all, it’s important our message is carried from head to toe, in dance, in music and ultimately in policy and action.”