Ahead of the forthcoming COP21 talks in Paris in December I’ve had my song We All Own The Sky featured as Climate Song of the Week for Paris on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC website. I’m delighted to be able to help highlight the importance of tackling climate change through my songs.
The idea for We All Own The Sky came as I was going to perform my Climate Change Songs in India in January 2014, considering what we all have in common. I think it also goes back to a chapter of a Feasta book (Sharing For Survival, Chapter 2, The Climate and the Commons, Justin Kenrik) regarding “The Commons”; That there are certain things we hold in common and that we should all take care of them together. And then the question of if we have left it too late to be able to save the earth or not also arises in this song, along with a personal apology to the Earth for my own carbon footprint.