Linkin Park pledges support for UN's energy for all initiative

 

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) poses for a group photo with members of the Grammy-winning alternative rock band Linkin Park.

The American rock band, Linkin Park, has pledged to support the UN Secretary-General's Energy for All Initiative.

Members of the band joined Mr. Ban Ki-moon in New York on Tuesday to announce their commitment.

The aim of the initiative is to achieve universal energy access by 2030.

Mr. Ban said their popularity can help raise awareness about the need to help millions of people around the world who don't have access to clean energy.

"They have 36 million fans on FaceBook and almost 600,000 followers on Twitter. It's amazing. I don't know how many I have (LAUGHTER) More than 9 million people have seen the 'Not Alone which helped our work in Haiti after the earthquake."

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Ban welcomes rock band Linkin Park's support for sustainable energy initiative

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