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Join the Portsmouth climate change discussion during COP26

As the UK prepares to host the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 (31 October – 12 November), bringing together world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action, Portsmouth is looking at how it can play its part locally.

The four main goals of COP26 are:

  • Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach
  • Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats
  • Mobilise finance
  • Work together to deliver.

Events and activities

Bringing together organisations and communities across the city in a range of events, activities and talks to raise awareness of the climate challenges in Portsmouth. The festival is a partnership project by the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth City Council and Portsmouth Climate Action Board. Find out more at Portsmouth Climate

Find out about Portsmouth International Port’s bold air quality plans to tackle emissions and carbon – which will ultimately help them to become one of the UK’s first zero emission ports. This free virtual event takes place 12pm – 1pm on Wednesday 3 November. Register here.

  • Portsmouth City Council’s BIG Climate Conversation

Portsmouth City Council’s BIG Climate Conversation will take place at Portsmouth Guildhall on 9 and 10 November 2021, from 9am – 4pm.

Register here:

The event will showcase the work we are doing as a council to tackle climate change. Each day will feature six speakers, with exhibitors and opportunities for networking throughout the day.

Tuesday 9 November

  • Morning Session – Commercial Energy

How we’re working with local and national organisations to deliver ground-breaking renewable and energy efficiency projects.

  • Afternoon Session – Urban Environment

How we’re exploring electric vehicle capabilities, clean air zones and academic partnerships.

Wednesday 10 November

  • Morning Session – Home Energy

How we are helping our residents with their energy efficiency at home.

  • Afternoon Session – Sustainability

How green infrastructure and design can be used to improve our urban spaces to improve biodiversity and sequester carbon.

Please register here for each day ASAP. Spaces are limited. 

Find out more about what Portsmouth City Council is doing to tackle climate change at