Nov 9, 2015
New speakers including Nicolas Hulot Join Earth To Paris — Le Hub as All Eyes Turn to Paris for Global Convening Exploring the Impact of Climate Action
New York – Now only one month away, Earth to Paris, a coalition of partners helping to drive awareness about the connection between people and planet and the need for strong climate action, is gearing up to host “Earth To Paris — Le Hub” a two-day high-impact, live-streamed summit on Dec. 7 and 8 in Paris during the United Nations climate conference working to deliver a new universal climate change agreement – COP21.
Earth To Paris — Le Hub will facilitate cross-sector, solutions-oriented engagement in climate change conversations surrounding COP21. With the world recently adopting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals — a new set of global goals to end poverty in all its forms, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030 — Earth to Paris — Le Hub is primed to capture and build on the desire for leaders, businesses, organizations and individuals from the world to come together and call for real change.
During the two-day summit, experts, advocates, CEOs and other leaders will discuss creative and impactful solutions to climate change. Participants around the world can take part through multi-language livestreamed video and real-time interactions across multiple social media platforms using the unifying hashtag #EarthToParis.
New speakers confirmed for Earth to Paris — Le Hub include:
• Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the President of the French Republic for Protecting the Planet and President of Fondation Nicolas Hulot
• Alec Baldwin, Actor and Activist
• Ruba Al-Zubi, Founding Member, Jordan Green Building Council
• Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Office, BT Group
• Jeff Horowitz, Founder, Avoided Deforestation Partners
• Sam Kass, Food Entrepreneur, Former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition
• Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, 15-year-old Environmental Activist
• Cameron Russell, Model and Activist
• Joel Sartore, Photographer, National Geographic
• Yugratna Srivastava, Youth Climate Activist
• Dr. Laura Stachel, Executive Director, Co-Founder, WE CARE Solar
• Tom Steyer, Founder, NextGen Climate
These speakers join previously committed leaders and grassroots activist speakers such as Mayor of France, Anne Hidalgo, UNDP’s Helen Clark and primatologist Jane Goodall. (See here for current list of speakers.)
The first day of Earth To Paris — Le Hub, 7 December, will convene at the Petit Palais in partnership with the City of Paris, and the second day, 8 December, will be held at UNESCO headquarters.
To achieve a world where everyone lives with dignity and opportunity – a vision leaders embraced in the global goals for sustainable development—everyone must take strong action on climate change. The Earth to Paris coalition comprises a diverse group of convening and collaborating partners from foundations to technology companies to media organizations and more — to give everyone a platform and raise the profile, volume and level of discussion and action around COP21.
“Climate change is the most significant issue of our times,” said Sally Singer, Creative Digital Director of American Vogue, one of Earth to Paris’ latest convening partners. “Vogue is honored to partner with the Earth to Paris to bring the critical findings and decisions of COP21 to a global audience.”
Register for the Summit here
More information, including background and partner information and a live-stream of Earth to Paris — Le Hub, can be found at www.EarthToParis.org.
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About the Earth To Paris Coalition
A diverse coalition of groups — from foundations to technology companies to media organizations and more — is uniting to launch Earth To Paris, an innovative coalition and convening strategy to drive awareness and host events that highlight the connection between people and planet and the need for strong climate action; to showcase climate solutions and innovations; to bring together communities to promote collaboration; and to engage people around the world in the dialogue taking place in Paris.
The convening partners of the Earth To Paris Coalition are United Nations Foundation, GOOD Magazine, City of Paris (Mairie de Paris), Mashable, UNFCCC, National Geographic Jynwel Foundation, UNESCO, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNICEF, UN Global Compact, United Nations Environmental Programme, Havas Worldwide and American Vogue.
Collaborating partners include action/2015, AFP Foundation, Avaaz, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Better World Campaign, Bon Com, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, C40 Cities, CAA Foundation, Carbon, Ceres, Climasphere, Climate Central, The Climate Group, The Climate Reality Project, Collectively, Connect4Climate — the global partnership program of the World Bank Group, DailyMail.com, Daily Overview, Earth Day Network, The East African, El Pais, Enactus, Energy Future Coalition, European Foundation Centre, Fair Observer, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Frankly, Girl Up, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Global Citizen, Global Moms Challenge, Green Africa Directory, Hatch Experience, HelloAsso, IDDRI, Impaqto, Live Earth, Love Song to the Earth, MakeSense, Music for Relief, The Nature Conservancy, Nothing but Nets, Natural Resources Defense Council, Place to B, Planeta Futuro, Press Club of France, Project Drawdown, Rainforest Partnership, Rovio Entertainment, Scope Group, Sevenly, Shft.com, Shot@Life, Sierra Club, Sister Cities International, +SocialGood, +SocialGood Ghana, Social Good Week, The Straits Times, Sustainable Energy for All, SXSW, SXSW Eco, Test Tube, Travel +Social Good, UNA-USA, Universal Access Project, Univision Noticias, Vice News, Voice of America, We Mean Business and XPRIZE.