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Who we are

2041 was founded by polar explorer, environmental leader and public speaker Robert Swan, OBE, the first person in history to walk to both the North and South poles. Swan has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica by the promotion of recycling, renewable energy and sustainability to combat the effects of climate change.

Our Mission

In 2012 the first period emission reduction commitments of the Kyoto Protocol for the Environment expired. Around the world the threat of climate change has become apparent to us all.

“ As the last unspoilt wilderness on earth, Antarctica is currently protected by a Treaty prohibiting drilling & mining until 2041. Decisions made by today’s youth will impact our entire planet’s ecosystem & the future of life on earth ”

It is our mission to build on this by informing, engaging and inspiring the next generation of leaders to take responsibility, be sustainable, and know that now is the time for action in policy development, sustainable business generation and future technologies.

Why 2041?

In the year 2041 the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty could potentially be modified or amended. Our aim is to work towards the continuing protection of the Antarctic Treaty so that the last great wilderness on earth is never exploited.