Arctic Basecamp at The Davos Agenda Week was made possible with the financial support of WWF, BNP Paribas and Participant Media.
Special thanks to Rainn Wilson, SoulPancake, Chuck Tatham, Houdini Sportswear, Franses, Global Strategic Communications Council and the University of Exeter’s Business School
2020 was a year of alarming climate records for the Arctic. Wildfires set a pollution record, sea ice coverage contracted to a near-unprecedented minimum, a record breaking heatwave hit the region, and sea ice did not begin to refreeze in the Eurasian sector for the first time since at least 1979. But what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic, with Arctic warming worsening extreme weather events around the world, from the Godzilla dust storm that travelled from the Sahara to the Americas, to the California wildfires, to the record-breaking temperatures in Death Valley, and to the extreme snowfalls in Italy, Spain, and Japan in early winter 2020/21.
With all the support from the team, partners, sponsors and activists, we can help save the Arctic!