Davos 2018

The second Arctic Basecamp at Davos in 2018 provided an effective vehicle for communicating environmental change, and its potential economic impacts, to global leaders and decision makers, and communicating solutions.

This event utilised the Arctic Basecamp tents as both a work and meeting space during the day, and sleeping quarters for the scientific team.  The Arctic scientists and logistics team camped at the Basecamp for four nights. 

With the financial support of the Fort Foundation and the National Science Foundation, this event was made possible.

‘We know today, with overwhelming evidence, that the stability of the whole planet is reguated by the Arctic and Antarctic’. 

– Johan Rockström, Stockholm Resilience Centre

What do our scientists have to say?

Arctic science has a duty to provide scientific facts that must be utilised to inform efforts to assess the risks and opportunities associated with Arctic change.

This blog written for the World Economic Forum’s Agenda, by the scientists working at this Basecamp, was the most widely shared WEF blog of week commencing 5th March 2018:

The Arctic recently sent us a powerful message about climate change

05 March 2018

by Jennifer Francis, Jeremy Wilkinson & Gail Whiteman

Arctic scientists aren’t usually afraid of a little cold. Windy conditions don’t usually get us howling. The beasts we pay attention to are usually polar bears. But last week’s “Beast from the East” triggered a few anxious conversations…

You can view the Facebook Livestream hosted by the World Resources Institute below: