Billie Eilish’s climate concert at Eiffel Tower


Billie Eilish, Lenny Kravitz and Jon Batiste were headlining a concert aimed at building awareness around climate at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
in Paris on Thursday.
The concert, organised by NGO Global Citizen, featured on the sidelines of an international summit launched by President Emmanuel Macron.
Artists H.E.R. and Eilish’s brother Finneas were also on the bill for the free show at the Champ de Mars below the Parisian landmark.
The venue hosted a previous Global Citizen concert in 2021 with Elton John and other huge stars that also had parallel concerts in several cities around the world.
Eilish, 21 and a seven-time Grammy winner is known for her environmental advocacy.
She has given up the use of private jets and during her 2022 ‘Happier Than Ever’ tour, she set up ‘eco villages’ to encourage recycling, voter- registration and provide information on environmental groups.
Thursday’s concert, titled ‘Power our Planet: Live in Paris’, sought to build pressure for a ‘new global financial pact’.
It wanted rich countries to keep promises for climate-related funding to poorer nations, reform development banks to focus on the environment, and get commitments from large polluting companies to move towards net-zero emissions.
The stars performed a series of short sets for around 20,000 spectators who won a lottery for free tickets.
It was also be broadcast online via multiple sites. Actresses including Oscar-winner Michelle Yeoh also presented to speak during the event.