THE EXTREME HANGOUT at COP26

By planetm | October 23, 2021

Calling all young people. Want to become part of the global conversation on climate change? Then head to THE EXTREME HANGOUT at The Ferry in Glasgow during COP26.

This floating, youth-focused, climate change conference and entertainment hub, has been created by EXTREME International in partnership with One Young World as a space to give the younger generation a platform for their voices to be heard. Delegates and guests at THE EXTREME HANGOUT, Powered by OVO, will be unafraid to have the hard conversations, tackle the big issues, buck the status quo, and pledge tangible solutions and actions to tackle climate change.

Located on The Ferry which is permanently moored at the Anderston Quay on the River Clyde, in between the main COP26 conference venue and Glasgow city centre, THE EXTREME HANGOUT is hosting 11-days of live energetic discussion from 9am to 6pm and evening entertainment from 7pm to midnight, with panels curated with One Young World

All events will be ticketed, daytime panels will be free of charge to attend, evening entertainment will be charged at a nominal fee. All the panel discussions are going to be live streamed across the world, with highlights available on the EXTREME’s website, social pages and partner platforms.

THE EXTREME HANGOUT AT COP26 is the vision of environmental activist Amber Nuttall and Founder & CEO of Extreme International Alistair Gosling. With over 25 years’ experience in producing game-changing, boundary-breaking sports and lifestyle, entertainment, and events, with over 200 million video views per month, EXTREME are committed to driving positive change through extreme and adventure sports.

Young people unite for COP26

It’s going to be a dynamic, collaborative, and creative hub for young people to come together, share ideas, be inspired, and leave with a renewed passion, understanding and urgency to drive the green agenda forward.

Environmentalist Amber Nuttall says “the idea of creating THE EXTREME HANGOUT AT COP26 was fuelled by the realisation that the voices of young people are so often ignored, dismissed or patronised. As they are going to inherit this planet and will be impacted most by the climate crisis, it is vital that their concerns be heard loud and clear at COP26, their active participation is crucial.

As a youth focused brand that explores all corners of the earth through extreme and adventure sports, EXTREME wanted to help create a unique platform for these voices to be heard.

With the support of One Young World, we have secured a very exciting, diverse and inspiring roster of speakers, activists, artists, all with the aim to engage, educate, empower and embolden everyone who joins in. The hope is that everyone who comes to The EXTREME HANGOUT AT COP26 will leave with more hope, less fear and a deeper understanding of how they can be part of the solution.”

What’s on at THE EXTREME HANGOUT?

Every day we will cover a key topic through  four, hour long panel discussions from some of the world’s leading organisations and inspiring individuals; experts, activists, agitators, celebrities, artists, musicians – who are all committed to the climate action agenda.

Highlights include:

●        A climate Justice panel chaired by Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy with prominent young activists Dr Mya-Rose CraigNoga Levy Rapoport and Joycelyn Longdon discussing the intersectionality of sustainability with class, gender, race and how those least responsible for the problems are most likely to bear the brunt of the negative effects of the climate crisis.

●        #PromiseToThePlanet, from a promise to a plan with Bear Grylls, Adventurer and World Scouting Chief Ambassador and a panel of inspiring young leaders on how making an individual promise to combat the climate crisis as well as working in groups and engaging decision makers can lead to a meaningful change.

●        Food for thought; Rethinking the global food system in the age of the climate crisis. Chaired by Abhinav Khanal, Co-Founder & Executive Director at Bean Voyage, a non-profit social enterprise that provides training and market access to smallholder women coffee producers in Costa Rica. Panellists include social sustainability and environmental advocate Arizona Muse and Co-Founder of Too Good To Go Founder Jammie Crummie.

Other people taking part include:

●        Amber Nuttall – environmental activist

●        AY Young – Artist, entrepreneur, sustainability activist

●        Clover Hogan – climate activist

●        Hugo Tagholm – Chief Executive of charity Surfers Against Sewage

●        Lewis Phugh – endurance swimmer and environmental campaigner

●        Magid Magid – race and climate justice activist

●        Marinel Ubaldo – climate activists that is driving change in Asia

●        Tori Tsui – climate activis

●        Robert Charles Swan – the first person to walk to both Poles

●        Ron Garan – Former NASA Astronaut

As well as the panel debates, throughout the 11 days guests will be able to checkout a climate based photography exhibition, relax and recharge in the café where guests are encouraged to bring their own reusable coffee cups and water bottles. From 7pm until midnight there will be screenings of thought-provoking films and debates, followed by live acoustic music from world class musicians and DJ’s from 9pm until midnight.

All daytime events are free of charge to attend, register quickly to reserve your entry pass.

From 9pm there will be a nominal charge to attend evening events. See the full agenda.

Book your FREE daytime tickets here!