Eiffel Tower to become huge generator of human energy

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Yann Toma, the creator of “Human Energy”, a project which will light the Eiffel Tower during the climate change summit in Paris, France, in December. UN Photo: Stephanie Coutrix

The Eiffel Tower is set to become a huge generator of human energy in December thanks to an original project created by a French artist.

Yann Toma, who is accredited to the UN as an artist-observer, will be building a village under the Parisian monument where people will be invited to be active—by biking, dancing, and playing other sports.

All movement will be tracked and calculated until enough energy is generated to light the Eiffel Tower for 60 minutes.

The event will take place between 5 and 12 December, during the global climate change conference in France's capital, when states are expected to adopt a new universal climate agreement.

Stephanie Coutrix met with Mr Toma during his recent visit to New York and began by asking him to describe his innovative endeavour.

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