Why 2041?


2041 is when the moratorium on mining in Antarctica will be open for renegotiation.

There are some who think that mining in Antarctica in inevitable.  Robert Swan has dedicated his life to making sure that doesn’t happen. Swan founded the 2041 organization to train and inspire committed leaders, emerging from every corner of society, working together to create a sustainable world.

So who owns Antarctica?  Lots of countries have claims.  But in 1959, the Antarctic Treaty established Antarctica as a scientific preserve and banned all military activity on the continent.

Watch Swan describe the treaty and the 50-year moratorium on mining in Antarctica.


Do we have the sense to leave one place on alone on earth as a natural reserve for science and peace?

Sir Robert Swan


Also see Why Antarctica?