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

Youth programme


The Arctic Basecamp Youth Network aims to educate, engage with, and inspire young people in their climate activism. Currently, it offers bite-sized pieces of information on what is happening in the Arctic and what Arctic Basecamp is doing as an organization by means of a monthly newsletter. We want to offer young people accessible and comprehensible information so that they may use it in their activism.

We are working on setting up a platform for young people in climate spaces to connect with each other, and to find community with people from all over the world.

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The youth ambassador programme

The Arctic Basecamp Youth Ambassadors are young climate voices who collaborate with Arctic Basecamp to get their message out into the world. The aim of the Youth Ambassador programme is to provide young climate activists with tools and connections to help them in their activism. In the previous years, Arctic Basecamp has brought delegations of ambassadors along to the World Economic Forum, about which you can read more below.

Being an ambassador is an ongoing commitment and collaboration with Arctic Basecamp. responsibilities can range from sharing and producing content to delivering speeches at events. In exchange, we offer scientific resources, networking opportunities with people in the climate space, promotion on our social networks, and possible access to online and physical climate events.

Youth Ambassador applications are currently closed

Applications to become an Arctic Basecamp Youth Ambassador are currently closed. Please stay tuned for more opportunities in the future.

Youth at the world economic forum

The first speech climate activist Greta Thunberg gave at the World Economic Forum in Davos happened at Arctic Basecamp when she camped with us in 2019. 

Since then, Arctic Basecamp has been facilitating youth participation at global events to raise awareness of the global risks from Arctic change and to highlight the need for scaleable solutions to climate change. 

In 2020, we brought an international youth climate delegation to Davos with Sascha Blidorf from Greenland, Eva Jones from USA, Vanessa Nakate from Uganda, Kaime Silvestre from Brazil, and Wenying Zhu from China.

In 2022 we continued bringing youth voices to Davos with a delegation of six youth voices; Cassidy Kramer from Alaska USA, Kaime Silvestre from Brazil, Helena Gualinga from Ecuador, John Paul Jose from India, Sophia Kianni from USA/Iran and Ilyess El Kortbi from Ukraine. 

During the 2022 edition of the World Economic Forum, ambassadors Cassidy Kramer and Helena Gualinga participated in a session inside the forum, called “Turning Words Into Action”. Here they discussed what is needed from world leaders to deliver meaningful action to reduce emissions and rejuvenate the natural world. Watch the livestream here.

We ‘speak science to power‘ in order to encourage bold climate action. We do this to encourage a movement for change, because we know that what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. 

We want to support youth at the forefront of this movement.

meet our ambassadors

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