Climate Change Events

We run frequent Q&A webinars as part of our climate change programme. Watch past event recordings and register your interest for our next event here.

Find out more about our upcoming events and register your attendance here.

We don’t have any NCC upcoming events planned just yet. Please check back later, or subscribe to our monthly climate change newsletter to be the first to hear about future events.

Upcoming Community Events

Join Northumberland County Council's climate change collaboration event 
Northumberland County Council’s climate change team would like to invite you to our collaboration event where we would like to gather perspectives from council staff, businesses, residents and organisations about how we can work together to reach our carbon neutral targets. 
  • Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022 
  • Time: 5:45pm - 7:30pm 
  • Location: Headway Arts, Blyth, NE24 1BY  
The event will be structured around three key topics that link to our climate challenges and solutions in Northumberland:  
  • Renewables, energy efficiency and fuel poverty   
  • Reducing transport emissions   
  • Natural resources and land management   
This event mirrors a similar event being run with Council Members will include presentations, interactive breakout sessions and refreshments. On-street parking is available. All welcome. 
Register for free at:
This is event is the first of four collaborative climate change events which we will be hosting across the county between November 2022 and May 2023. More events will be held in Hexham (Jan 2023), Alnwick (March 2023) and Berwick (May 2023). Details TBC. 

From 31 October to 12 November 2021, Glasgow will host the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

What is COP26?
From 31 October to 12 November 2021, Glasgow will host the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). Countries attending have been called upon to update their emission reduction targets in line with projections to hold temperature rise to 1.5C.

As stated by the COP26 president, Alok Sharma: “to keep 1.5 degrees within reach, to keep 1.5 alive, we must halve global emissions by 2030. So, this is the decisive decade. And we must act now, to launch a consistent and concerted effort to reduce emissions throughout the next ten years.”

As a county, Northumberland has a role to play in this. We have pledged to reduce Northumberland County Council carbon emissions by 50% by 2025 and to help bring the entire county’s carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. Groups and communities across Northumberland have been stepping up to combat climate change. In the run up to and over the course of COP26 there are numerous activities going on around Northumberland aimed at raising awareness around the issues of climate change.

Lots of activites happened in Northumberland over this period. Have a look here to see the past events.
Watch past events here.

As part of our Climate Change Q&A webinar series, we have already covered our Climate Change Action Plan and Renewable Energy and Heating. Watch our webinars below and email us if you have any questions of your own.

27 January 2021
Climate Change Action Plan 2021-23 Q&A webinar with guest speakers from local community groups


17 March 2021
Renewable Energy and Heating Q&A webinar with guest speakers from E.ON

29 September 2021
Community Climate Champions programme launch and Q&A with guest speakers from the pilot scheme.

19 January 2022
There was great engagement in the event with over 80 questions asked of our Panel. We could not answer all the questions on the live event. For the questions that we could not answer live, we have answered the remaining questions here.