Budapest (MTI) – Two of Hungary’s big music festivals, Sziget and VOLT, along with their organisers, have joined the campaign against climate change, President Janos Ader announced on Saturday.
Ader last month launched on his home page a signature drive encouraging the Hungarian public to join the initiative on elobolygonk.hu. He joined former US vice-president Al Gore’s initiative to collect one billion signatures urging world leaders to reach a climate agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Ader said that festival-goers this year, whose numbers are expected to reach 1.2 million, will have a chance to learn about the issue of climate change as it affects them.
The festival organisers, Karoly Gerendai of Sziget and Norbert Lobenwein of VOLT, said information on climate change and details on how to join the global campaign will be presented on monitors and screens.