UNEP Announces Climate Neutral Partnership with Norwegian Rock and Jazz Festivals
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21 July 2008: The UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Climate Neutral Network (CN Net) announced that two Norwegian music festivals have joined the international fight against climate change.

The two festivals are the first music events to sign on to CNNet, which aims to federate solutions and actions to realize a low, even zero pollution, world.

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Climate Neutral Network (CN Net) 21 July 2008:
The UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Climate Neutral Network (CN Net)
announced that two Norwegian music festivals have joined the international
fight against climate change. The two festivals are the first music events to
sign on to CNNet, which aims to federate solutions and actions to realize a
low, even zero pollution, world.

In partnership with UNEP, the two summer festivals will seek
to become a blueprint for a green global music festival movement, and believe
that such a partnership could lead to the creation of a European network of
music festivals that can learn from each other and push each other to become
even more sustainable in the future. Achim
Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP’s Executive Director, stated that
“the greening of live musical events represents an opportunity to lower the
carbon footprint of not only the entertainment industry, but those of millions,
if not hundreds of millions of people world-wide.” Steiner further stated that
“climate change top[s] the charts as the number one challenge facing this
planet. Unless all sectors of society step up to the bar and address this
challenge, we will all be singing the blues.” [UNEP
Press Release, 21 July 2008
] [Climate
Neutral Network
]

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