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NOS Alive partners with UN to promote sustainability

The Lisbon festival wants to set an example in promoting "responsible attitudes at the environmental, energy, social and economic level" by aligning with UNRIC

By IQ on 16 Mar 2018

Portuguese fests bide their time as Swift cancels NOS Alive

image © Hugo Macedo for NOS Alive

Portuguese festival NOS Alive has become the first music festival to partner with United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) in Brussels to help raise awareness of environmental sustainability.

NOS Alive has lent its support to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in UN Agenda 2030, approved and ratified in 2016, which commits UN member states to achieving 17 goals – including gender equality, the eradication of poverty and action on climate change – by 2030.

Festival director Álvaro Covões says specifics of the partnership will be revealed soon, along with new initiatives by NOS Alive to ensure it has “a great cultural impact with the least impact for the planet”.

“It is time to do our part,” he comments. “NOS Alive has been giving more and more attention to the issue of sustainability over the last few years. As one of the biggest events organised in our country we want to be an example in promoting responsible attitudes at the environmental, energy, social and economic level.

“It is an honour for NOS Alive to join this cause”

“That is why we embrace the United Nations Agenda 2030, not only to continue to promote the sustainability of the planet but also to help, through music and culture, [and] awaken the consciences of our public.

“Together we will be able to contribute more and better to this UN mission. It is an honour for NOS Alive to join this cause and be seen as a privileged partner to spread the word.”

NOS Alive 2018 takes place on the Algés coast in Lisbon from 12 to 14 July. Performers include Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Jack White, the National, Future Islands, MGMT, Chvrches, Franz Ferdinand, Wolf Alice and Sampha.


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