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It's finally time. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is taking place May 22 to 26 in Davos, Switzerland, and Arctic Basecamp will be there. This will be their fourth edition camping in front of the majestic Berghotel Schatzalp to press the urgency of the Arctic crisis.

Arctic Basecamp is thrilled to announce that they are launching the Arctic Risk Platform, an innovative interactive tool, backed by the latest science and designed to provide business leaders and policymakers worldwide with actionable insights on climate risks from the Arctic global impacts, and solutions.

If that isn't enough, this year they also have an agenda of high-level sessions on the most pressing issues of the day - from conflict, climate and food security to mitigating risks and the importance of environmental intelligence as a decision making tool. All are led by world-class experts such as like Ukraine’s Lead IPCC Author, Svitlana Krakovska, and other high level speakers soon to be announced.

Arctic Basecamp are once again bringing an international youth delegation to Davos. Their six inspiring Youth Ambassadors who will be joining us, are Helena Gualinga, from Ecuador, Ilyess El Kortbi, from Ukraine, Cassidy Kramer, from Alaska USA, Sophia Kianni, from USA-Iran, John Paul Jose, from India and Kaime Silvestre, from Brazil.

Program

Sunday, May 22nd

  • What Will it Take to Hold the 1.5 C Line: High Level Youth–Science Panel
    1pm – 2pm @ Berghotel Schatzalp - Arctic Basecamp
    Theme: How to asses the science behind transition plans to avoid a disastrous future
    Speakers: Prof. Gail Whiteman, Arctic Basecamp, Prof. Julienne Stroeve, UCL, International Arctic Basecamp Youth Ambassadors.
  • Davos Trail In collaboration with Salesforce
    4pm – 5pm @ Berghotel Schatzalp - Arctic Basecamp (invitation only)
    Theme: A guided walk to learn from students & activists about their journeys and how to make an impact and drive change locally through citizen science.

Monday, May 23rd

  • Davos Trail In collaboration with Salesforce
    10am - 11am @ Berghotel Schatzalp - Arctic Basecamp (invitation only)
    Theme: See above
  • Conflict, Climate and Food: Managing these Complex Risks
    2pm – 3pm @ Berghotel Schatzalp - Arctic Basecamp
    Theme: Missing links between war, food, climate and offer and opportunities for action.
    Speakers: Prof. Gail Whiteman, Arctic Basecamp, Dr Ben Neimark University of Lancaster, Arne Cartridge, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, International Arctic Basecamp Youth Ambassadors.
  • Satellite dial in discussion with The Swedish Jubilee Expedition 2022 in Svalbard
    Retracing the footsteps of A. E. Nordenskiöld’s Polar Expedition 1872–1873
    3pm – 4pm @ Berghotel Schatzalp - Arctic Basecamp
  • The Polar Alarm Bells are Ringing: Will the World Listen?
    5pm – 6pm @ Berghotel Schatzalp - Arctic Basecamp
    Theme: Scaling adaptation, mitigation and cooperation in rapidly warming Arctic.
    Speakers: Prof. Gail Whiteman, Arctic Basecamp, Prof. Julienne Stroeve, University College London & Arctic Basecamp, BBC Studios Natural History Unit – Frozen Planet II team. Further keynote speakers to be announced
  • Davos Trail In collaboration with Salesforce
    6.30pm – 7.30pm @ Berghotel Schatzalp - Arctic Basecamp (invitation only)
    Theme: See above

Tuesday, May 24th

  • Drop-ins welcome: Visit a real Arctic science camp
    10am – 2pm @ Berghotel Schatzalp - Arctic Basecamp
  • Mitigating Risks and Creating Business Solutions with
    Environmental Intelligence (Including the launch of the Arctic Risk Platform)
    3pm – 4pm @ SDG Tent
    Theme: How Environmental Intelligence can be used to create future business solutions
    Speakers: Nigel Topping, UN High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26, Prof. Gail Whiteman, Arctic Basecamp & University of Exeter, Peter Bakker, CEO World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Alexander E. Karsner, Founder Elemental Labs, Prof. Gavin Shaddick, University of Exeter and UK Met Office, Prof. Julienne Stroeve, University College London and Arctic Basecamp, Gill Einhorn, Head 1t.org, Centre for Nature and Climate, WEF, Colin Butfield, Open Planet

Wednesday, May 25th

  • Drop-ins welcome: Visit a real Arctic science camp
    10am – 12pm @ Berghotel Schatzalp - Arctic Basecamp
  • Behind the Scenes of Frozen Planet II
    In collaboration with BBC Studios Natural History Unit
    12.30pm – 1.30pm @ Berghotel Schatzalp - Arctic Basecamp (invitation only)
  • Net-zero Plans Must be Judged by Science, Not Spin.
    15.30pm – 16.30pm @ SDG Tent
    Theme: Why net zero actions must be firmly based on rigorous scientific foundations.
    Speakers: Prof. Svitlana Krakovska, Lead IPCC Author (Ukraine), Prof. Johan Rockström, Potsdam Institute, Prof. Gail Whiteman, University of Exeter Business School & Arctic Basecamp, BBC Studios Natural History Unit – Frozen Planet II team. Further speakers to be announced
  • Exclusive Screening of Frozen Planet II special episode
    In collaboration with BBC Studios Natural History Unit
    6.30pm – 7.30pm @ Berghotel Schatzalp - Arctic Basecamp (invitation only)

Thursday, May 26th

  • Drop-ins welcome: Visit a real Arctic science camp
    10am – 12pm @ Berghotel Schatzalp - Arctic Basecamp

Date / Time TBA

  • The Role of Social Media and Climate Change
    Date / Time: TBC @ Online event. Speakers to be announced

 

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