Inspired by our love of adventure sports and our passion to protect the planet, we established The Extreme Hangout as the sustainability impact platform giving young people a voice and drive environmental action.
Launched in 2021 The EXTREME Hangout became a leading fringe event at COP26 in Glasgow. We took over a repurposed ferry on the River Clyde, created a hub and delivered 11 days of inspiring conferences. Over 6000 people came to hear and be motivated by more than 200 incredible speakers from Bear Grylls to Lily Cole, all of which delivered 5 million video impressions off the live stream and video on demand service.
Today young and underrepresented people want their voices heard and have little opportunity to participate in formal proceedings. EXTREME made it its mission to give them a seat at the table and a platform where they could share their concerns and opinions. Building on the success at Glasgow and working through sport we are rolling out an ambitious programme with the goal to deliver 50 impact events in 50 locations over the next 5 years. The annual Extreme Hangout programme is part of an engagement plan to drive climate action through 3 areas:
The Extreme Hangout at COP - Our major annual event will be held at COP every year, live-streamed globally. Please see here for more information on The Extreme Hangout at COP27 in Egypt.
The global event series, run in city, beach and mountain locations around the world in partnership with local Ted X event organisers, with the objective to connect, engage and amplify local voices and drive local action.
Our video and voice podcast series for year-round engagement and available on multiple platforms.
With The EXTREME Hangout, we want to engage and inspire young people, harness the power of sport, work collaboratively with amazing partners who are thinking outside the box and amplify the volume of any one doing climate action work.
THE EXTREME HANGOUT AT COP27
The EXTREME Hangout will represent a coming together and celebration of all those with a shared passion for the healthy recovery of our natural world.
THE EXTREME HANGOUT AT COP 27 will run from the 8-11 November 2022 and be located at the Park Regency Hotel, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. This time we are in a tented pavilion by the beach, overlooking the Red Sea and co located alongside the New York Times Climate Hub.
Join us for dynamic and inspirational youth-led talks and panels, networking, snorkelling, yoga and much, much more!
ONE YOUNG WORLD
We have partnered with One Young World, the largest global forum for young leaders. They bring an unrivalled level of experience and curation in uniting young leaders from every corner of the world.
Throughout the four days of the event, One Young World will bring globally renowned opinion leaders and experts to speak at our panel discussions.
WHAT IS COP27?
For the past 26 years the United Nations has brought together almost every country on earth for global climate summits, called COPs (Conference of the Parties). In the time since the first ever COP in Berlin in 1995, climate change has transformed from being a fringe issue to a global crisis.
This year, the 27th COP will be hosted by Egypt and located in Sharm El-Sheikh. With an expected attendance of over 30,000, COP27 is set to drive vital and urgent action for the future of our planet.
COP27 will be “the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control” – United Nations