Paul McCartney talks Meat Free Monday at NYC climate event

Image of Paul McCartney at Bloomberg Philanthropies
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Left to right: Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Michael Bloomberg, Paul McCartney, Laurence Tubiana, François Delattre

Paul McCartney joined sustainability experts and country representatives to the United Nations at a reception in New York City, in advance of the Climate Change conference being held in Paris this December.

Michael Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, His Excellency Mr. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru’s Ambassador to the United Nations, and His Excellency Mr. François Delattre, the French Ambassador to the United Nations, co-hosted the reception on Monday 2 March, at Bloomberg Philanthropies, to mark the kick-off to the ‘Road to Paris’.

The ‘Road to Paris’ refers to the December 2015 meeting of the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations. The conference’s objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, the first globally binding climate treaty since 1992’s Kyoto Protocol.

Paul McCartney was asked to say a few words on climate change.

Watch some excerpts from Paul’s talk.

Read the transcript.