Net Zero: Events

Net Zero: Events

A number of events are planned in 2021. Please check back regularly for more information.

Climate summits

Youth Climate Change Summit

Join us at the Tyneside Cinema for our first ever Youth Climate Change Summit, on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October 2021.

The summit will bring together young people, aged 14 to 18 years old, who live or go to school in the city, to consider how we can play our part in tackling the global climate emergency at a local level.

Five reasons to join the summit

  1. Set a Climate Mandate for the city
  2. CV boost - Attendees will receive a certificate of completion
  3. Broaden your network and meet new people
  4. Free lunch on both days
  5. Free cinema ticket for each attendee

What you'll do at the summit

  • Day one - Climate change and net zero

    Presentations and interactive sessions covering key questions like:
    - What is climate change?
    - Why does climate change matter to your future?
    - What does climate change mean to you?
    - What can we do to tackle climate change?
    - How can we take individual and collective action to address climate change?

  • Day two - Mock COP-26 and Climate Mandate

    The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP-26) will be held in November 2021 with world leaders meeting in Glasgow to make national an international environmental commitments.

    A mock COP-26 event will transport you to the centre of the international politics of climate change. You will learn about climate change negotiations, the people involved, and the challenges they face in reaching consensus and making commitments.

    You can also be part of producing a climate mandate to tell decision makers what young people in Newcastle want them to do to tackle climate change.

Sign up for the Youth Climate Change Summit now via our Eventbrite page. 

Student Climate Change Summit

A climate change summit for students will be held from November 8 to 10 at Newcastle Civic Centre and Newcastle University.

Further details will be available soon.

Collaborative Newcastle events

Newcastle University Climate Debates

When: October 4 to 5

Where: Newcastle University

Find out more at:

Climate Emergency – Making Practical Changes in your Or­ganisation

When: October 14

Where: Virtual event

Find out more at:

The Climate Challenge - What’s It All About?

When: October 20

Where: Northumbria University (Virtual event)

Find out more at The Climate Challenge (

Race to Zero electric 'battle bus'

When: October 22

Where: Newcastle Helix

Find out more at: Newcastle| Roadmap to net zero | Zero Carbon Tour Tickets

Ride for Their Lives climate and health emergency cycle ride

When: October 28 (Harrogate to Newcastle) and October 29 (Newcastle to Carlisle)

Where: Great North Children’s Hospital (Royal Victoria Infirmary)

Find out more at the Ride for their Lives website.

Invest Newcastle Sustainable City event

When: Week beginning November 1 (Exact date to be confirmed)

Where: Newcastle Helix

Climate Emergency – VCSE Networking Event

When: November 3

Where: Virtual event

Find out more: Networking event - climate emergency | Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East (

Newcastle Hospitals climate change webinar series

When: November 8

Where: Virtual event

To attend, please email:

Previous events

Newcastle Student Climate Change Summit & Net Zero Innovation Challenge

The Newcastle Student Climate Change Summit was held on March 1 2021 - Slides from the event can be viewed here (PDF 5.3Mb)

The Net Zero Student Innovation Challenge (March 1 to 5 2021) also invited students of Newcastle and Northumbria Universities to take part in a five day project, to develop bold ideas that have the potential for meaningful impact and that can be successfully implemented in Newcastle - The brief given to challenge participants can be viewed here. (PDF 4.7Mb)

Further information about the work being undertaken by the city's universities to tackle climate change is available on our Net Zero: Working with the next generation page.

The Green Homes Grant & domestic decarbonisation: Opportunities for installers

An informative online event, offering information on how local businesses can benefit from the drive to decarbonise, with particular focus on the new national Green Homes Grant scheme.

Key speakers discussed: 

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