The first Arctic Basecamp at Davos took place on 18th Jan 2017 and was a formal Arctic science summit, bringing business and civil society leaders, politicians, scientists and policy makers together.
The Arctic Basecamp at Davos concept was created by Pentland Centre Director Gail Whiteman, and the first event was co-organised with Jeremy Wilkinson (British Antarctic Survey), Konrad Steffen (WSL, Switzerland) and Jürg Schweizer (WSL/SLF, Switzerland) in order to bring this message to global leaders and influencers at the World Economic Forum 2017. Arctic Basecamp called for action from global leaders to apply the 2017 Davos theme, Responsive and Responsible Leadership, to address global risks from Arctic change.
You can read the series of blogs we wrote for the World Economic Forum on Arctic Science and the Arctic Basecamp by clicking on the links below:
- We set up an Arctic basecamp at Davos. Here are five reasons why
- Forget the FTSE 500 : the Arctic is the real barometer of global risk
- Something strange is happening with the Arctic sea ice. Here’s what’s going on, and why it matters
- Greenland’s ice sheets are disappearing faster than predicted – here’s why you should care
- The Arctic just had the warmest winter on record. The repercussions will be global
- 5 reasons to care about Arctic ice melt
- 3 industries that will be hit by Arctic change
- 6 charts to help you become an arctic expert
- 3 ways you can save the Arctic ice
You can download the official event summary here: ABCD 2017 Summary