By Steve Kux, Climate and Clean Energy Communications and Research Specialist

On November 13 and 14, musicians, entertainers, climate experts and activists will come together to build momentum for strong action at the upcoming United Nation climate summit in Paris. The event, 24 Hours of Climate Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching, will be hosted by Climate Reality Project chair and former U.S. vice-president Al Gore. Broadcasts start at 6 p.m. Central European Time and continue around the clock for 24 hours. The program will highlight eight nations that can play a pivotal role in the upcoming UN negotiations: China, India, Philippines, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, U.S. and Canada. This historic event will bring millions of global citizens together to call on world leaders at the UN climate talks in Paris to take substantial steps with defined actions to solve the climate crisis.

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The program will include appearances by Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Hozier, Walk the Moon and other world-renowned talent. The Canadian segment will be broadcast live from Calgary between 7 and 10 p.m. Mountain Time and will feature David Suzuki Foundation science and policy manager Ian Bruce. He's a former oil and gas industry geophysicist with more than a decade of climate policy and renewable energy activism experience. Bruce will speak about the effects of climate change in Canada and around the world as well as the opportunity Paris presents for our country to show global leadership by accelerating the transition to renewable energy.

YES — I'll send a message to Canada's leaders.

Visit to learn how you can watch the broadcast at home or on your mobile device. Please share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc. The more people like you who engage with the broadcast, the stronger the message to world leaders will be.

November 11, 2015

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