Pharrell to turn Empire State Building yellow

Pharrell Williams will turn the Empire State Building yellow today to mark International Day of Happiness and promote climate change.

The day, led by the United Nations and Live Earth, is aimed at reaching out to young people and engaging them on climate change.

“In a year where there is so much turmoil in the world, from social conflict to climate change, we need moments to stop and celebrate happiness,” said Pharrell.

“Protecting our planet is fundamental to the pursuit of human happiness and that is why we have chosen to support Live Earth’s movement to raise a billion voices for climate action. We believe that happiness can change the world.”

Pharrell will also speak to New York students about the importance of climate action alongside UN officials and experts, with the talks live streamed for those who can’t attend.