Climate Diplomacy
Global Issues
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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.


Dennis Tänzler, adelphi

Several climate security studies have assessed the risks of climate change to security and examined potential foreign policy responses, but the connection between climate change and foreign policy remains underexplored. The new Climate Diplomacy Report of the German Foreign Office takes up the challenge.

Water
Sub-Saharan Africa
Meressa K. Dessu, Dawit Yohannes and Roba D. Sharamo , ISS Today

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are currently engaged in vital talks over the dispute relating to the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Nile River. While non-African actors are increasingly present in the negotiations, the African Union (AU) is playing a marginal role.

Climate Change
Security
Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Issues
Bastien Alex, IRIS

Climate change was more central than ever at this year’s Munich Security Conference (MSC), the leading international forum for senior military, security and foreign policy leaders. The release of the inaugural “World Climate and Security Report 2020” (WCSR 2020) by the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) should help policymakers take effective action.  

Land & Food
Security
Global Issues
adelphi

The mission of the Munich Security Conference is to “address the world’s most pressing security concerns”. These days, that means climate security: climate change is the ultimate threat multiplier, and anyone discussing food security, political instability, migration, or competition over resources should be aware of the climate change pressures that are so often at the root of security problems.