What is Portsmouth Climate Festival

Portsmouth climate festival is an event to raise awareness of the climate challenges in the city, highlighting both the implications of climate change for Portsmouth, and the opportunities for us to make a positive difference.

The festival will bring together organisations and communities across the city in a range of events to link with the UK hosting the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November 2021 to bring together world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action. Portsmouth Climate Festival will be an opportunity for the city to explore issues related to the four main goals of COP26.

  • 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.

Portsmouth Climate Festival will be held between Friday 22 October and Friday 12 November and you can take part by holding an online or in-person event or activity, inspired by the need for urgent action on climate in Portsmouth. Portsmouth Climate Festival is a partnership project by the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth City Council and Portsmouth Climate Action Board.

Read more about the festival