The rapper, producer and actor has said he will perform in the “Rise against” concert in Los Angeles in 2018.
“Rise” is the acronym of the United Nations’ International Day of Solidarity Against Climate Change, which was launched on December 11.
It aims to end global warming by 2050, by putting a price on carbon emissions.
“I’ve always been against the idea of ‘climate change’ and I’ll be performing in a climate action concert,” EXO told reporters in New York.
“We have been pushing against the fossil fuel industry for years, and I hope people are aware of that, that I’ve been against fossil fuel, and the fact that I’m going to be at this concert will be a sign to people that we are here.”
Exo said he was motivated to come to the US after watching the Paris Agreement come into force, which included pledges to cut emissions.
“I think there is a lot of hope in the world that we can come together and work towards that goal,” he said.
“If we can do that together, then I think it’s a very strong statement for the world to come together.”EXO and his team were also among the first acts to endorse the Paris Climate Agreement at the UN General Assembly in November, saying the agreement would “make us a world leader in tackling climate change”.
“We need to do this together,” EXOTOME said.
EXO’s concert at the US embassy will take place on February 11, 2019.