The next Live Earth concert will be held on December 7 in Mumbai, India. As with the first Live Earth concert, organizers will aim to minimize waste, recycle as much as possible, and employ Indian companies for lighting, staging, and video. Proceeds will go to charities that aim to both solve the climate crisis and address poverty.
From the press release (http://liveearth.org/category/press/):
INDIA TO HOST 2008 LIVE EARTH EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR
CLIMATE IN CRISIS
Al Gore, Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Amitabh Bachchan, Jon Bon Jovi, and Kevin Wall Announce “Live Earth India” December 7, 2008, in Mumbai, India
(VNR distribution US and London 1300-1330 PDT, 1600-1900 EDT, 2000-2030 GMT) Mumbai, India (September 18, 2008) – On December 7, 2008, Live Earth India, this year’s concert for a climate in crisis, will feature world-renowned musicians and performers, environmental advocates and celebrities from India, the U.S. and all over the globe. Live Earth India will feature personal and policy solutions to the climate crisis, offer support for India’s most important environmental issues and causes, and provide a platform so India can continue its global climate leadership. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, who participated in the press
announcement live via satellite, said India should lead the world by committing to produce all of its new energy in the electricity sector from clean and renewable sources within the next 10 years. Beneficiaries of Live Earth India include TERI’s Light A Billion Lives campaign and Climate Project India, which are dedicated to promoting awareness and finding solutions to current climate situations while alleviating poverty. Along with Mr. Gore, Indian environmental leader Dr. R. K. Pachauri, actor and Live Earth India spokesperson Amitabh Bachchan, and Jon Bon Jovi, lead singer of Live Earth India western headliner Bon Jovi, all joined Executive Producer and Live Earth founder Kevin Wall for today’s important announcement.