The Portsmouth Conference took place at the historic Wentworth by the Sea Hotel & Spa, which hosted the Portsmouth Peace Treaty participants in 1905. The treaty earned President Theodore Roosevelt the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize. The Portsmouth Conference is hosted by Citizens Count, a non-partisan public information platform with a community of more than 200,000. The 2018 conference provided a platform for discussion on the policies and initiatives associated with climate rather than the science behind it. With an international panel of speakers, the goal was to set a precedent for an open and civil dialogue to help participants better understand the impact and possibilities around climate policy choices.
Here are some news articles covering the 2018 Portsmouth Conference:
Climate Change Policy – A Foreign View?
A Balanced View on Climate Policies to Be Presented at the Portsmouth Conference
Why are snowflakes so afraid of climate conference?
Council should reconsider withdrawal from Portsmouth Conference
Portsmouth Conference not a debate about climate science
Portsmouth rescinds support for climate conference
We share council’s concerns about Portsmouth Conference
Portsmouth Conference agenda is to block action on climate change
Portsmouth Conference to focus on climate policies
Plummer pitches ‘Portsmouth Conference’ to council