Artists4Climate : idea
In the lead up to the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference / COP 21 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), major contemporary artists from around the world are mobilizing action around climate change and desertification through art projects to be displayed in public spaces of “Greater Paris”, stretching from the Paris city center to the Conference site, in Le Bourget.
During the event, a charity auction of artworks from the art projects will be conducted by the premier International Auction House, Christie’s, together with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in support of actions against climate change and desertification.
Sustainability driven corporations are being approached to support each art project and artwork production for the event.
Photo: Tree Aid (Ethiopia), Protect and restore biodiversity of a forest
2 steps in the initiative: mobilization, then action
Mobilization: during the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference / COP21, from the Conference’s “Global Village” in Greater Paris, with art projects involving communities and social networks, to international public opinion,
Action: with each artwork sold, a matching symbolic action on the fight against climate change and desertification will be carried out on sites in Africa, Asia and Latin America selected by the UNCCD.
The initiative keeps on going : for COP22 Opening Ceremony in Marrakech, 2000 Little Sun have been offered by COP21 President Ségolène Royal to the official delegates of the 195 represented nations.
Photo: IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa holding Little Sun for COP22 Opening Ceremony, 7 November 2016