New York, NY – June 26, 2024

Pathway to Paris, a climate action organization founded by musicians and environmental activists Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, announces the release of their live music album, Live at Le Trianon, on June 26, 2024. The album contains 11 tracks from 2 consecutive nights of concert events held at Le Trianon during COP21 in Paris, December 2015.

Live at Le Trianon features Thom Yorke, Patti Smith, Flea & Warren Ellis, Jesse Paris Smith, Rebecca Foon, Tenzin Choegyal, and Fally Ipupa. The album is a testament to the power of music as a driving force for change. The artists featured are united in their dedication to combating the global climate crisis, advocating for peace and climate justice, and pushing for the importance of meeting and going beyond the targets outlined in the Paris Agreement.

Watch compilation footage of night 1.

Watch compilation footage of night 2.

Pathway to Paris was founded in 2014 with the mission of bringing musicians and artists into the climate movement in the lead up to Cop21 in Paris. The organization’s 1000 Cities Initiative for Carbon Freedom aims to turn the Paris Agreement into real action by uniting cities worldwide in transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2040 or sooner. This ambitious project has gained significant momentum, with cities of all sizes responding to their call to action. “We believe that music and art can be a powerful catalyst for change,” said Rebecca Foon, co-founder of Pathway to Paris. “By bringing together musicians, artists, thinkers, and policymakers, we can create a global movement that drives real action on climate change.”

“Artists are blessed with the ability to inspire and incite, but in the end it is the people who facilitate change. Pathway to Paris brings these forces together, art and activism. Their events bring to the forefront our civic duties and the joy and possibilities of unity.” – Patti Smith

“In the world of music, the best way to improve is through collaboration. The same can be said for tackling the climate crisis. We must join together to make this the most ambitious collaboration of our century. We will not be able to implement crucial and challenging solutions to climate change and all urgent environmental problems as long as we stand divided. Inseparable from the issue of climate change is the need for world peace, global communication, and an international collaboration unmatched by any event in human history.”– Co-Founder of Pathway to Paris, Jesse Paris Smith

“We collectively need to come together to massively ramp up our climate targets and actions. Cities play a critical role in transforming our world out of the era of fossil fuels and into a renewable world. This is our time to make this shift and transform our nations and cities to become sustainable and resilient for us all and future generations. This is our chance as our window of time is drastically narrowing.” – Co-Founder of Pathway to Paris, Rebecca Foon

All proceeds from the album will be donated to the 1000 Cities Initiative for Carbon Freedom, supporting the Pathway to Paris effort of creating a sustainable and resilient future for all.

Live at Le Trianon is available now on all major streaming platforms. Join the movement and support the fight against climate change.


This collaborative album came about through the organization’s founders, Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon. The two musicians began their work in 2014, curating and producing a series of live events, bringing together musicians, activists, politicians, and leading thinkers from around the world to raise awareness around climate change and foster dialogue around the urgent need for action. They have continued to do so for the last 10 years, incorporating virtual events, education, and large scale/immediate activism through live audience participation, one of the signatures of their events.

Pathway to Paris invited Thom Yorke, Patti Smith, Flea, and other notable artists to perform at Le Trianon on December 4 and 5, 2015, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), and just 2 weeks after the tragic Bataclan attacks. Most cultural events had been canceled in Paris, so these concerts felt incredibly necessary, to bring people together in peace during this crucial moment in history. The events featured a diverse range of performances, including solo sets and collaborations, speeches, and audience participation, ending each night all together with “People Have the Power.” The album is a testament to the power of local and global collaboration, and the collective effort of raising awareness around the climate crisis.

The collaboration was facilitated by the shared goal of artists and speakers using individual platforms to inspire action and promote climate justice. Through their time onstage, each participant aimed to emphasize the urgent need for climate action while supporting the Pathway to Paris mission of pushing world leaders to turn the Paris Agreement into real action.

About Pathway to Paris

Pathway to Paris is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to turning the Paris Agreement into real action. Founded by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, the organization brings together musicians, artists, thinkers, and policymakers to create a global movement for climate justice. Through their 1000 Cities Initiative for Carbon Freedom, Pathway to Paris aims to unite cities worldwide in transitioning to 100% renewable energy as soon as possible.


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