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Lima to Paris


The Lima UN climate conference has set the stage for governments to deliver a new universal climate change agreement in Paris, at the end of 2015. The new agreement is aimed at putting the world on track to a low-carbon, sustainable future while keeping a global temperature rise under 2 degrees C.

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UNFCCC Newsroom presents a new entry in our special section Climate Song for Paris COP 21 which was kindly submitted by Diana Lindley. The song Love-a-lution- RIGHT NOW! was written and recorded to mark last September's events in New York around the UN Secretary General's Climate Summit and the Global Day of Action on Climate Change when more than 300.000 people marched in the streets of Manhattan and many more people did the same in cities around the world.

Love-a-lution- RIGHT NOW! (lyrics below) was performed by Oscar Riley (speech narration), Arlene Richardson (steel drum), Jonah Mamakeesic (drums, bass and production) and Diana Lindley (vocals, words and music).

Listen to Love-a-lution- RIGHT NOW!

Send us your Climate Song for Paris COP21

Are you an amateur or professional singer, and do you care deeply about climate change? Then be part of the global movement in support of a meanginful new universal climate change agreement to be concluded in Paris in December (COP 21/CMP 11). Send us your climate songs to newsroom@unfccc.int so we can spread the word in the run-up to the meeting.

The song would need to be already posted online in a sharable format so that we can link to it (as a sound file or video or embedded on a website) and we would ask for a short paragraph about how it was made and what the song means for you.

Love-a-lution- RIGHT NOW!


Join this Love-a-lution
Warriors heed
The calling of your hearts
Be part of the solution
Wherever you are …
It's the place to start
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on

Whoever you are
Young or old
Rich or poor
Male or female
Climate change affects everyone
It is the human rights issue of all time
It is the single biggest threat to human health and security
Wherever you live
No matter what country
You must assert your rights as citizens

'Cause climate safety
Is a human right
The time has come
For the world to unite
We need to

This is a government policy issue …
The fate of ALL people is at stake!
Decisions that are being made by world leaders
Will decide the future of life on Earth.
According to the latest science,
We must ACT NOW
To begin our transition
To a 100 percent carbon-free
Clean energy economy.
To ensure our future …
We can and must
Decrease our carbon emissions
Starting NOW!
We absolutely must
STOP burning fossil fuels
In the coming decades
Humanity has fallen
Out of balance
With Natural laws…
Grandmother Turtle is
Gonna lead the way
Guide us to a better day
Her back is strong and wide enough
For everyone
Climate change is everybody's issue.
We are facing a planetary emergency
And a rapid response is required.        
International cooperation and unity
Is needed - RIGHT NOW!
It will take all of us working together  
To build an economy that values and respects Life.
Take action - RIGHT NOW!          
So we can begin
Worldwide efforts to restore
The natural systems
On which we depend
We have the technology and solutions!
What we really need
Right now is YOU
Whatever country you live in
Write to your national leaders

Buenos Aires or Montreal
Bangkok or Istanbul
Cairo or Monaco
For ourselves
For our families
For our future
We can save the world we LOVE
Whoever you are,
With what you've got
Follow your heart
Play your part
Whoever you are
Come on!
Come on, come on
Join the Love-a-lution
Warriors heed
The calling of your hearts
Come, come
Be part of the solution
Wherever you are…
It's the place to start      
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on, come on

Photo credit: People's Climate March, 21 September 2015/Annette Bernhardt (Flickr).

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