With COP26 just around the corner, you may be wondering how the younger generation can add their voices to the global conversation on climate change.
Well, we have the answer and it’s coming to Glasgow soon.
EXTREME International, in partnership with One Young World, has created THE EXTREME HANGOUT: an 11-day youth-focused climate change conference running in Glasgow for the duration of the COP26.
THE EXTREME HANGOUT AT COP26 promises 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.
Located on The Ferry, which is permanently moored at the Anderston Quay on the River Clyde, this floating climate change conference and entertainment hub includes live energetic discussion from 9am to 6pm and evening entertainment from 7pm to midnight, with panels curated with One Young World.
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.
Each day, the event will cover a key topic through a series of free-to-attend 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.
Planned topics include a climate justice panel chaired by Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy 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.
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.
As well as the panel debates, throughout the 11-day event guests will be able to check out a climate-based photography exhibition and 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 DJs from 9pm until midnight.