What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic

Arctic Basecamp
Arctic Basecamp

What we do

We are a team of Arctic experts and scientists who, for the last four years, have brought the Arctic to the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting at Davos. We set up a real Arctic science basecamp, with an expedition tent which acts as our workplace during the day and our dormitory at night, camping in sub-zero temperatures to bring a message of global risk to the world leaders at the WEF. All scientists volunteer their time.

The Arctic Basecamp at Davos concept was created by Professor Gail Whiteman, as a vehicle to bring this message to global leaders. With co-organiser Dr Jeremy Wilkinson she has brought the event to the World Economic Forum each year from 2017 to 2020, calling for action from global leaders to apply responsive and responsible leadership to address global risks from Arctic change.

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All companies are embedded in the natural world, whether they recognise that or not. We’re not separate and economics can’t wish those interconnections away

Davos Agenda 2021

January 2021 we hosted a high level panel followed by Make Earth Cool Again – an engaging  schedule of online conversations and entertainment.

Davos 2020

January 2020 we set up the Arctic Basecamp at the World Economic Forum (WEF) once again.

United Nations Climate Week

In September, the United Nations 2019 Climate Summit convened on the theme, ‘A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win.’

The #Arctic is the poster child for the 1.5C target.

Summer sea ice has been around for thousands of years, it may be gone soon, unless we bend the emissions curve


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