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. 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 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:

  1. The Extreme Hangout at COP - Our major annual event will be held at COP every year, live-streamed globally.
     

  2. The global event series, run in city, beach and mountain locations around the world in partnership with local young climate activists, local Ted X event organisers, with the objective to connect, engage and amplify local voices and drive local action.
     

  3. 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 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.

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Panel discussion

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Evening entertainment

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Networking & idea sharing

VENUE & LOCATION

COP28

Dubai Expo City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.

THE EXTREME HANGOUT AT COP28 DUBAI 2023

The EXTREME Hangout will also be running at COP28 in Dubai from the 7th to the 12th November 2023. ​

 

Again, it will be free to join us for the dynamic and inspirational youth-led 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.

Speakers, sessions and sponsors to be announced nearer to the time.

Global Partners

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Content and Curation Partners 

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Session Partners 

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Streaming and Media Partners

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Supporting Friends

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EXTREME HANGOUT COP26 GLASGOW 2021 RECAP

Find out more about COP26.

ABOUT EXTREME

EXTREME is a unique brand, community and purpose driven company that lives at the nexus of sports, entertainment, and lifestyle. Our Vision is to drive positive change through extreme and adventure sports. This is realised through our integrated and sustainable approach that encompasses strategy, design, development, and management of some of the world's most innovative destinations, spectacular events, entertaining media, and engaging brand campaigns.

 

As founders of The Extreme Sports Channel, operating for over 25 years and appealing to the 500 million participants worldwide EXTREME is the go-to company for authentic activation across action and adventure sports. We engage with our 20 million strong community through our collection of offers and we serve our clients through our passionate, creative, and specialist teams and a multinational presence. Via our support of over 125 ambassadors, the activation and sponsorship of many events annually and our media network delivering over 200 million video views monthly, our brand and marketing activity inspires, supports, and promotes all of EXTREME’s activities.

 

We are purpose driven, so across everything we do we look to drive sport participation, an active and healthy lifestyle, job creation and tourism, whilst aligning with five key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and government agendas from around the world. With a real passion and commitment to be sustainable, we are signed up to Planet Mark to measure our impact, 1% For The Planet to give back and the UN’s Sports for Climate Action to drive awareness.

 

Vision

To drive positive change through extreme and adventure sports

 

Mission

Inspire to explore and experience