Climate Diplomacy
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Climate action is best achieved through multilateral efforts involving an array of actors and stakeholders. The news coming out of climate talks can also be as wide and varied. To keep you posted on the latest happenings surrounding COP25 we'd like to share with you 10 of our favourite Twitter accounts.

  1. COP25

As the official account of COP25, this is a must-follow for all the latest updates, information and outcomes of the climate negotiations in Madrid.

  1. Climate Diplomacy

COP is all about international climate diplomacy. Follow us and we’ll keep you in the loop of COP25’s highlights.

  1. UNFCCC

Since 1995, UNFCCC parties have met in the yearly Conference of the Parties (COP) to negotiate on climate action. Follow the UNFCCC official Twitter account to stay up-to-date on all the latest happenings in COP25 that relate to the UNFCCC process.

  1. Carolina Schmidt

Schmidt is Chile’s Minister of Environment, as well as the president-designate of COP25. She was a leading voice during COP24, steering the negotiations on global carbon markets. Stay updated on the latest news on COP25 from the perspective of the head of the conference itself by following her account (in Spanish).

  1. Christiana Figueres

The former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC is widely recognised as a leader on global climate change and diplomacy, and continues to be a leading force in all that is climate – from institutions to states to civil society.

  1. German Mission to the UN

Germany has been actively pushing the climate security agenda at the UN Security Council. Together with the French government, Germany has launched the Alliance for Multilateralism, highlighting the need for sustained multilateralism to achieve climate action. Follow this account to get insights into Germany’s work at the UN and the latest updates on the #Alliance4Multilateralism.

  1. European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action

Climate diplomacy is picking up momentum in the EU, as the Union sets to become climate neutral by 2050. What actions are the EU taking to address climate change, and what will the EU delegation be presenting at COP25? Follow their official account to find out.

  1. Fridays for Future

With the weekly climate strikes gaining traction globally, their impact will certainly leave a lasting influence on the COP25 proceedings. Follow them to keep up with this grassroots movement throughout the climate negotiations in Madrid.

  1. Mr. Climate

For an innovative and multisector perspective of climate action, follow environmentalist, social media manager and content developer Olumide Idowu, aka Mr. Climate. He is the co-founder of two climate-related organisations – the Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition and the International Climate Change Development Initiative (ICCDI) – and will surely fill up your feed with COP news.

  1. Climate Home

As an independent news site on the most important climate stories, Climate Home News is undoubtedly the place to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings on COP25 and, basically, all that is going on in the climate world.


Adaptation & Resilience
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
Security
Asia
Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram

South Asia’s vulnerability to climate change and associated fragility risks calls for a regional approach to climate services. Different actors need to cooperate to share actionable climate information—the security architecture in the region would benefit.

Cities
Climate Change
Sustainable Transformation
Technology & Innovation
Global Issues
Asia
Kongjiang Yu, Urbanet

With cities continuously more threatened by climate change-induced disasters, urban planning’s reflex response is to protect cities against nature. But what if the solution lies in working with nature instead against it? Architect Kongjiang Yu invites readers to imagine what cities could look like if they took into account ancient wisdom on spatial planning.

Conflict Transformation
Security
South America
Central America & Caribbean
Andrés Bermúdez Liévano, Diálogo Chino

During the past two weeks, Antigua & Barbuda, Nicaragua and Panama ratified the Escazú Agreement, giving a major boost to the unprecedented and innovative Latin American pact that seeks to reduce social conflicts and protect frontline communities in the world’s deadliest region for environmental defenders.

Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
Leila Mead, IISD/SDG Knowledge Hub

UN Secretary-General António Guterres outlined priorities for the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 26) during a briefing at UN Headquarters. The briefing was hosted by the UK, which will be assuming the COP 26 presidency in partnership with Italy. COP 26 is scheduled to convene from 9-20 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK.