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Inspired by our love of adventure sports, the natural world and our passion to protect the planet, Amber Nuttall and Alistair Gosling supported by EXTREME International established The Extreme Hangout as a climate action events platform in 2021 with the vision to give young changemakers a voice, popularise the climate movement and inspire environmental action.

 

Young and underrepresented communities want their voices heard and had little opportunity to participate in formal proceedings. EXTREME made it its mission to give them a seat at the table, deliver a platform where they could share their concerns and opinions.

We made a spectacular debut at COP26 in Glasgow, quickly establishing ourselves as a prominent fringe event. Located aboard a repurposed ferry on the River Clyde, in close proximity to the main proceedings, we hosted an extensive 11-day youth conference and hub. Our impressive lineup featured 200 renowned speakers, including the likes of Bear Grylls and Lily Cole, attracting 6,000 enthusiastic visitors and generating an astounding 5 million video impressions. We delivered alongside The New York Times at COP27 in Egypt and then in recognition of our growing movement and community, the United Nations COP28 organising committee invited us to deliver Extreme Hangout in the official COP28 Green Zone at Expo City, Dubai in 2023. 

To date, there have been 17 Extreme Hangout Events across Europe, Middle East, Africa, North and South America with over 800 prestigious speakers delivering over 8 million video views and over 60% female voices gracing our stage. 

Since that groundbreaking launch and with an ambitious goal to host 50 impact events in 50 locations over the 3 years we have expanded our reach through successful collaborations with local partners and have already executed 17 innovative local Extreme Hangouts. With many more in the pipeline, our journey is one of growth, innovation, and lasting change. 

We are currently preparing for The Extreme Hangout at COP29 in Baku, Azerbaijan, potentially from 11th - 22nd November and London climate week from 22nd - 30th June as well as Extreme Hangout Cascais, Portugal already pencilled in for its second edition from 11th- 14th July 2024. Watch this space for continued updates.

The annual Extreme Hangout programme is part of an engagement plan to drive climate action through two areas:

  1. The Extreme Hangout at COP - Our major annual event held at COP every year, open to anyone, live-streamed globally.
     

  2. 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.

ANNUAL PROGRAMME TO DRIVE ACTION

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Anchor event at COP every year, open to all, live streamed globally

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Locally organised, global event series, rolling out to 50 locations worldwide

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Media platform, live broadcasts, social, & podcasts driving year round engagement

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 anyone driving positive change for humanity and the world at large.

THE EXTREME HANGOUT AT COP29 AZERBAIJAN 2024

The EXTREME Hangout will run again at COP29 in Azerbaijan, dates and times TBC.

 

Again, it will be open to all, there is no cost to join us for the dynamic and inspirational youth-led change maker talks and panels, networking, and its free for anyone attending COP29 to use as their base to re-charge, recoup and hangout. 

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Panel discussion

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Fan experiential zones

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Evening entertainment

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Networking & idea sharing

ANNUAL PARTNERS

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COP28 Partners & Collaborators

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Programme Partners

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Streaming and Media Partners

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EXTREME HANGOUT COP28 DUBAI RECAP

Find out more about COP28.

EXTREME HANGOUT COP27 EGYPT RECAP

Find out more about COP27.

EXTREME HANGOUT COP26 GLASGOW RECAP

Find out more about COP26.

WHAT IS COP?

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 29th COP will be hosted by Azerbaijan in Baku. With an expected attendance of over 80,000 delegates, including 140 heads of state and government and over 5000 media professionals, COP29 carries high expectations to drive vital and urgent action for the future of our planet.

ABOUT EXTREME INTERNATIONAL

EXTREME is a world-leading, purpose-driven adventure brand whose vision is to drive positive change through extreme and adventure sports.  With one of the largest and most influential online adventure travel communities our comprehensive, sustainable approach covers a spectrum of services: Across adventure tourism we deliver strategy, design, development, and operation of adventurous tourism destinations, camps, boutique hotels, parks and resorts.  Moreover, our social media publishing studio excels in crafting and delivering compelling stories that forge unprecedented connections between your brand and consumers alongside our events team who specialize in orchestrating awe-inspiring events that not only captivate but also champion sustainability and adventure.

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 International is the go-to company for tourism boards and destination developers to global brands and leading marketing agencies who are looking for a differentiated, fresh, and innovative approach to destination development and tourism marketing.

Extreme Destinations

Designing, developing and operating adventure sports and leisure destinations.

Extreme Events

Producing inspirational and entertaining lifestyle events, activations and experiences.

Extreme Media

With 20 million fans and over 200m views monthly, we provide social media management advertising & sponsorship solutions for clients.

Extreme Marketing

Delivering real business results for our clients through marketing campaigns that harness the power of social, ambassadors and events.

In all our activities, we strive to promote sports participation, healthy lifestyles, job creation, infrastructure investment and tourism while maintaining a 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.

We believe in the future of extreme and adventure sports experiences, events and entertainment and embrace our community for motivating us every day to take EXTREME to the next level.

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