Global Citizen Live

By September 2, 2021 October 29th, 2021 No Comments

Global Citizen Live in Sydney will present Delta Goodrem filmed from The Sydney Opera House as part of 24 hour broadcast event spanning six continents on September 26, 2021

Australian businesses & Government invited to make new financial and policy commitments to defend the planet & defeat poverty

International advocacy organization, Global Citizen today announced that Delta Goodrem’s performance filmed from the iconic Sydney Opera House, will be part of Global Citizen Live on Saturday September 26 AEST. Australians can tune-in to the livestream from home via Global Citizen’s YouTube and Twitter pages. The news coincides with Australia’s Channel 9 signing on to broadcast Global Citizen Live’s 24-hour journey around the world that day on free streaming platform 9Now, featuring artists, luminaries, and dignitaries on stage at festivals and events across six continents.

“I am honoured to be joining Global Citizen and to perform as part of Global Citizen Live along with a historic lineup of artists, activists and world leaders coming together to inspire hope and to create change,” stated Delta Goodrem.

The once-in-a-generation day of global unity will call on world leaders, philanthropists, and corporations to defend the planet and defeat poverty by prioritizing climate change, famine, and vaccine equity. In Australia, business and government leaders will be asked to:

  • Stand with their neighbours in the Pacific Islands by committing to reduce domestic emissions by 74% by 2030 and to achieve net zero by 2050 with a clear plan of achieving this, ahead of COP 26.
  • Sign on to the Race to Zero and make new science based targets in line with the Paris Agreement to avoid a greater than 1.5 degree temperature rise.
  • Donate further funding and vaccines via COVAX to ensure equitable access to the COVID 19 vaccine in the region.

“Ahead of COP26, Global Citizen Live is calling on the largest businesses and G20 governments, including Australia, to urgently step up their ambition to curb climate change through reducing emissions, increasing climate finance, and reforesting 1 billion trees by 2022.  We’re inviting Australian businesses and the government to make new commitments to defend the planet and defeat poverty,” said Michael Sheldrick, co-founder and Chief Policy, Impact and Government Affairs Officer.

With more still to be announced, Global Citizen Live has revealed line-ups for free, COVID-19 compliant, ticketed, outdoor festivals in New York City’s Central Park, presented by Citi and Cisco, (Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Meek Mill, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Burna Boy, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste, & Lang Lang); in Paris from the Eiffel Tower (Ed Sheeran, Doja Cat, DJ Snake, Black Eyed Peas, Christine and the Queens, Angélique Kidjo), as well as events in Lagos, Nigeria (Femi Kuti, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Made Kuti), and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in partnership with Rock In Rio (Alok, Mart’nália, Criolo, Liniker, Tropkillaz, Mosquito). These, along with performances by BTS, The Weeknd, Usher, Andrea Bocelli, Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Green Day, Hugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness, Keith Urban, Lorde, Metallica, Rag’n’Bone Man, Ricky Martin, and The Lumineers will be broadcast by Channel 9, Brazil’s Multishow and Bis, France’s TF1/TMC, Singapore’s Mediacorp, ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, The Roku Channel, YouTube, TIMETwitter, & others (air dates & times to come).

An official partner of COP26, Global Citizen Live coincides with the UN General Assembly (Sept), prior to the G20 Meeting (Oct) and COP26 Meeting (Nov). Focused on vaccine equity, famine, and climate change, Global Citizen Live will call on leaders to deliver: 1 billion vaccines to the poorest countries by the end of September; urgent meals for the 41 million people on the brink of famine; and 1 billion trees planted and preserved by 2022 to help prevent global temperatures from rising beyond 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels by curbing emissions and supporting 1t.org.

Global Citizen Live events comply with, or exceed, the latest COVID-19 protocols. For the small number of people required on site to record this performance, there will be a number of health and safety measures in place to ensure this recording is carried out safely and in line with the current public health orders.

For more information about Global Citizen Live, visit www.globalcitizen.org, and follow @glblctzn on Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, and YouTube.