Inspired by our love of adventure sports and our passion to protect the planet, EXTREME established The Extreme Hangout in 2021 as a sustainability impact platform to give young people a voice, popularise the climate movement and inspire environmental action. 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 deliver a platform where they could share their concerns and opinions.
The Extreme Hangout was launched at COP26 in Glasgow and became a leading fringe event. We took over a repurposed ferry on the River Clyde, close to the main action, where we ran an 11-day youth conference and hub. We had 200 incredible speakers from Bear Grylls to Lily Cole, 6000 visitors and 5 million video impressions.
Building on the success at COP26 Glasgow, COP27 Egypt we are rolling out an ambitious programme with the goal of delivering 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 held at COP every year, open to anyone, live-streamed globally.
The Extreme Hangout Local Series, run in city, beach and mountain locations around the world in partnership with local climate activists, Ted X event organisers, local mayors and tourism offices 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, showcase and shine a light on any one doing climate action work.
THE EXTREME HANGOUT AT COP27
The EXTREME Hangout at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, represented a coming together and celebration of all those with a shared passion for the healthy recovery of our natural world.
From the 8-11th November 2022 we hosted dynamic and inspirational youth-led talks and panels, networking events, snorkelling and yoga sessions in our tented pavilion by the beach, overlooking the Red Sea and collocated alongside the New York Times Climate Hub.
Our panel discussions are still accessible on our Live Catch-up page.
THE EXTREME HANGOUT AT COP28 DUBAI 2023
The EXTREME Hangout will run again at COP28 in Dubai from the 1st to the 10th of December 2023.
Again, it will be open to all and free to join us for the dynamic and inspirational youth-led change maker talks and panels, networking, and for those who will be attending COP28 to use The Extreme Hangout as their base to re-charge, recoup and hangout.
Venue, sessions , speakers and sponsors to be announced nearer to the time.
VENUE & LOCATION
Dubai Expo City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Content and Curation Partners
Partners and Friends
Streaming and Media Partners
WHAT IS COP28?
For the past 27 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.
The 28th COP will be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates at the Dubai Expo City. With an expected attendance of over 80,000 delegates, including 140 heads of state and government and over 5000 media professionals, COP28 carries high expectations to drive vital and urgent action for the future of our planet.
ABOUT EXTREME INTERNATIONAL
EXTREME is a purpose driven company with a unique brand and community that lives at the intersection of adventure sports and entertainment. Our Vision is to drive positive change through extreme and adventure sports. This is realised through our integrated offer that sustainably encompasses strategy, design, development, and management of adventurous destinations, hotels and resorts, spectacular events, entertaining media, and engaging brand campaigns.
We operate around three guiding pillars: people, planet, and place. Headquartered in London with bases in Europe and the Middle East, we serve our clients through our passionate and pioneering international team. As founders of The Extreme Sports Channel, operating for over 25 years, EXTREME is the go-to place for authentic activation across action and adventure sports.
In all our activities, we strive to promote sports participation, healthy lifestyles, job creation and tourism while maintaining a passionate and strong commitment to sustainability and the environment. As part of our sustainability efforts, we have launched The Extreme Hangout, a global impact platform, and aligned with five key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We have also joined Planet Mark to measure our impact, committed to 1% For The Planet to give back and are a lead member of the UN’s Sports for Climate Action initiative to raise awareness.
To drive positive change through extreme and adventure sports
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