Net Zero: Events

Net Zero: Events

Previous events

Climate summits

Youth Climate Change Summit

Our Youth Climate Change Summit, planned for Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October 2021, has been postponed to a later date.

Details of the rearranged summit, for 14 to 18 year olds, who live or go to school in the city, will be announced in due course.

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.

Collaborative Newcastle events

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 5 and November 8 (Same sessions on both days)

  • Climate Reality Check: Why the Cli­mate Emergency is a Health Emer­gency. (10am to 11am)
  • Zero Waste: What is it and how can we achieve it? (Noon to 1pm)
  • Zero Carbon Estates: How will we de­carbonise our estate? (2pm to 3pm)

Where: Virtual event

To attend, please email:

Business and IP Centre Start Up Day Focussing on Sustainable Business

When: November 11

Where: Berwick Hall, Newcastle City Library

Find out more at BIPC North East and sign up at Eventbrite

Invest Newcastle Sustainable City Mini Conference

Four themes:

  1. Finance
  2. Clean Transport
  3. Cities & The Built Environment
  4. Life Sciences & Healthcare

When: November 12

Where: The Catalyst, Newcastle Helix

Find out more at Sustainable City Conference

Newcastle University lecture: Climate change and global corporations: Five sources of responsibility failure

When: November 23

Where: Virtual event

Find out more at Newcastle University Climate Lecture

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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