Arctic Basecamp at Davos 2018
The Arctic is sending out a warning cry that world leaders need to hear.
The money will go towards the cost of setting up the camp suitable for sub-zero temperatures, as well as: equipment, room hire, travel and logistics. Please donate anything you can, or choose an amount from the dropdown list below. If you make a platinum donation we will include your name in the credits of our video round-up.
Arctic change poses significant global risk, and Arctic science provides clear evidence to support the need to raise global ambitions immediately, in line with the Paris Agreement. In January 2017, in collaboration with British Antarctic Survey, and The WSL institute, The Pentland centre set up camp in Davos, at the World Economic Forum, to take their message of Global risk to the world's most powerful audience and to make an unequivocal call for action from World leaders in the fight against climate change. You can read more about the summit here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/01/we-set-up-an-arctic-basecamp-at-davos-2017-heres-why/
Joined by 80 business and civil society leaders, politicians, scientists and policy makers, the science summit shared cutting-edge scientific knowledge and rousing keynotes from former US Vice President Al Gore, Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Peter Bakker, President/CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and Paavo Lipponen the former Finnish Prime Minister. Through a mixture of focused panel discussions, scientific presentations and speeches, the event was unequivocal call for action from global leaders. Our message to the world’s most powerful global audience was to convey that long-term negative changes in the Arctic pose serious socio-economic risks to the rest of the world. Arctic change is at a critical juncture; hard choices need to be made. These informed decisions must be evidence- based and not ideologically driven. Global politicians and policymakers, as well as industry leaders and the public, need to have the most up-to-date and robust science available on Arctic change and its impacts.
We made a big impact, and we want to harness the momentum created by Arctic Basecamp 2017, to take our message to Davos in 2018, but we need your help please donate to our fund so we can hold another science summit at next years World Economic Forum and compel world leaders to raise global ambitions immediately in line with the Paris Agreement.