What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic
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 Pentland Centre Director 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.
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
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 third Arctic Basecamp at Davos took place at during the World Economic Forum Annual Summit 22-25 January 2019.