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Arctic Warning - series with Reuters and Arctic Basecamp

Twenty-five trailblazing women leading the fight against climate change

Posted March 7, 2023

With so many extraordinary women engaged in the battle against climate change, the biggest task in compiling Reuters Impact’s list of trailblazing women for International Women’s Day was whittling down our long list to only 25. We reluctantly decided not to include the likes of Christiana Figueres, Greta Thunberg, and U.N. Environment Programme chief Inger Andersen, who already have a high global profile for their work, in order to shine the light on women whose contributions may have flown under the radar.

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Reuters IMPACT & Arctic Basecamp launch ‘Arctic Warning’


Amid the noise of a frantic news agenda, Arctic Warning aims to keep the climate story front and centre and address the disconnect between boardroom conversations and the concerns, demands and hopes of younger generations. Hosted by Reuters Editor-at-Large Axel Threlfall and Professor Gail Whiteman, Founder of Arctic Basecamp, the series engages leaders from business and politics, activists and changemakers, presenting an exciting new approach to the climate challenge

“The future of the Arctic is the future of humanity” – ABC Founder


Arctic Basecamp’s Gail Whiteman tells Reuters IMPACT why the arctic is key to managing climate change and that while the private sector wants to act faster to find solutions, it needs to work more closely with science to move forward. “I’m not seeing enough courage,” Whiteman says.

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Importance of impact accounting dawning on Davos


Environmentalist, philanthropist and businessman Andre Hoffman tells Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Basecamp that the key to a sustainable future requires an urgent move from traditional financial accounting to impact accounting that measures social, human, and natural capital.

Circularity Excites Ingka’s Brodin Most


Jesper Brodin, CEO of Ingka Group, tells Reuters & Arctic Basecamp that circularity has overtaken renewable energy as the solution that excites him most in the climate conversation. Yet while he remains optimistic about the overall direction of travel, more courage and more risk-taking is urgently needed from business leaders to drive momentum. 

“Scientists are bad-asses” – Princess Eugenie enlightened by Davos conversations


In an exclusive conversation, Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie tells Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Basecamp that she feels enlightened by efforts to fight climate change, but at the same time impatient to see real progress. Describing herself as “glass half full,” the Princess tells us how eager she is to help move the needle on the environment.


“Hope is not a plan” – Pakistan Climate Minister


Pakistan’s climate minister, Sherry Rehman, spoke to Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Basecamp on the fringes of the World Economic Forum saying that while everybody wants to help, the glass is only one-third full right now and that “hope is not a plan.”

Ukraine war underscores need to back new green tech – Boris Johnson


Description: In an exclusive conversation with Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Basecamp, Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges the world to double down on new green technologies such as wind and nuclear, saying the results will eventually speak for themselves. “You have to overcome people’s scepticism and show them that green agenda is going to bring their bills down,” he says.



January 15 2023, Davos, Switzerland

Climate scientists, Arctic experts, and youth activists are in Davos this week, inside the official zone and outside the Hotel Schatzalp at the iconic Arctic Basecamp to encourage world leaders and policymakers at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting at Davos to scale up science-based climate action.

Arctic Basecamp founder, Professor Gail Whiteman will be in the official WEF zone as a white badge holder moderating and presenting at a number of sessions. One of our Early Career Scientists, Harmony Wayner who joins us as part of our youth delegation is also an official WEF delegate. Arctic Basecamp will be holding events at the SDG tent and also has a programme of activities at the real-life polar Basecamp tent.

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January 15 2023, Davos, Switzerland

Arctic Basecamp’s Youth Activists and Early Career Scientists from around the globe take the lead in Arctic Basecamp’s opening session on Monday 16 January at 13.00 at Arctic Basecamp outside the Hotel Schatzalp in Davos.

Sharing personal stories on how Arctic change is affecting their home countries whilst Arctic Basecamp scientists will highlight the latest science and global risks. Together, they will explore and discuss local and global solutions that businesses and governments can implement at this critical point.

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Bloomberg - Jan 2023

World Economic Forum Blogs

Arctic Basecamp on Climate Injustice

Now This Earth x Arctic Basecamp

International Women’s Day 2021

For International Women’s Day 2021 Professor Gail Whiteman caught up with Ellie Goulding for her #PassTheMic series on Instagram. Click the image to listen in. 


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Hey There Human

Professor Gail Whiteman joined Rainn Wilson for Hey There Human on 27 May 2020. 


Press Briefings

22 September 2020

12-1pm (BST) ‘Arctic Alarm’ UNGA Press Briefing with Nigel Topping (UN High Level Climate Action Champion) and Arctic Basecamp scientists.

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22 September 2020

9am (PST) / 5pm (BST)  Arctic in Crisis Press Briefing with Rainn Wilson and Arctic Basecamp scientists

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