This past November, Robert and his 22-year-old son Barney attempted to become the first people in history to walk to the South Pole powered entirely by renewable energy. Over the course of the 60-day expedition they encountered an Antarctica that was melting beneath their feet. It was here that they knew that they needed to expand the mission of 2041 to those areas around the globe that climate change is having the most effect on. You’re invited to join our team on IAE/ClimateForce: Arctic (CFA) in June 2019, where we’ll equip leaders with resources and actionable solutions to become a part of a global force of change.
In June 2019, 2041 will reunite with The Explorer’s Passage, a pioneer in adventure travel, and renew focus on this strategic hotspot of climate change – the Arctic – the place that nearly took Robert’s life some 28 years ago. Aligning our vision and passions, the mission is to use adventure as a vehicle to preserve our planet. It is important that we go to the Arctic and observe the changes that are happening so that we ensure that these extreme environmental conditions never happen in Antarctica. We do plan to one day return to Antarctica with the ClimateForce Team once we have a more clear sense of what is going on in these strategic hotspots across the globe.
Over the last 15 years, Robert, Barney, and the 2041 leadership team have guided more than 3,500 people to the Polar Regions on various expeditions. No other individuals have a stronger record of success and experience in leading ventures in the Polar Regions.
In joining the CFA19 expedition, you become part of a vast movement of change leaders from across the globe. With thousands of 2041 alumni in over 100 countries, you will have access to a diverse set of ideas, resources, and connections to become champions for a more sustainable future.
Our renowned ‘Leadership on the Edge’ program consists of a unique blend of leadership development, up-to-date climate change training, and sustainability education. We incorporate workshops on storytelling, writing, presentation, and public speaking to help guide you on your leadership journey. Through completing this program our alumni have used our training as a catalyst to enhance their personal and professional development. This is a Certified CarbonNeutral Voyage.
Together, with The Explorer’s Passage, we have announced the creation of the Arctic Carbon Negative Initiative (ACNI). The goal of ACNI is to establish a set of C02 standard protocols for the global travel industry to adhere to when embarking on sea expeditions to the Arctic to ensure that each voyage is Carbon Negative. We will be working with businesses, governments, and industries across the globe to protect the future of our planet.