Twitter is a great platform for keeping up-to-date with current events. For climate diplomacy, there is hardly anything more current than the COP23. From Bonn to Fiji to the world, wherever you are, these 12 Twitter accounts will keep you posted in real time on the COP23 and correlated news and events.
As the official account of the Fijian COP23 Presidency, it is a must-follow for all looking for official information on the event.
What is the COP23 if not climate diplomacy in action? adelphi’s team of experts will be on site reporting live on the daily developments and hosting a series of side-events.
The Climate Action Programme works in partnership with UN Environment and is your address if you want to keep up with latest news on climate action.
Inia Seruiratu, Fiji's Minister of Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, is one of the strongest voices behind the Presidency – in case you missed his interview with our team, here’s your second chance.
5. UN Bonn
Germany’s UN headquarters is in the city of Bonn, the home of COP23. Follow this account for official UN updates on the event.
Cañete is the EU Climate Action and Energy4Europe Commissioner. An interesting account to follow on European climate developments all year-round, it will certainly not disappoint during the most important climate event of the year.
7. C40 Cities
C40 is the network of the world’s megacities committed to tackling climate change. Make sure to follow this account for insights on the COP23 from a local perspective.
As the Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, Espinosa plays a central role at the upcoming climate negotiations in Bonn. Throughout the year, she keeps her followers updated on the latest developments of international climate policy.
9. UNDP Climate
Account of the climate division at the UN Development Programme. If you are interested in the nexus between climate change and development, this Twitter feed is for you.
10. Climate Central
As an independent organization of scientists and journalists, this account brings a healthy mix of research and reporting on climate change impacts and climate policy developments.
11. Megan Darby
Megan Darby is deputy editor at Climate Home. Her articles and insights on climate issues are sharp and up-to-date, her account is a must-follow for current climate-related topics.
12. Carbon Brief
Carbon Brief is a website dedicated to analysis and fact-checking of energy policy and climate change science (with a focus on the UK). Their Twitter feed gives a broad overview of what is (or should be) on the agenda in climate politics.
In case you come across other must-follow Twitter channels touching upon climate diplomacy issues, let us know @ClimateDiplo.
Central Asian countries have long been competing over the water resources of the Syr Darya and Amu Darya river basins. Despite political commitment to cooperation, the policies of the five Central Asian republics – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – have largely been driven by uncoordinated and partly contradicting national strategies. This focus on short-term national interests entails significant financial costs and major risks for the future development of the whole region.
The destruction caused by Cyclone Ockhi in South Asia portends what a ‘climate-changed’ world has in store for humankind, especially taking into consideration the adverse human security implications of such disasters that have to be addressed urgently. Dhanasree Jayaram argues that planetary security in this context can be best ensured at the regional level.
The Lake Chad region experiences a multitude of crises: lack of employment and education opportunities, resource scarcity and violent conflict, all exacerbated by the effects of climate change, making the Lake Chad region Africa’s largest humanitarian emergency. At the margins of the Planetary Security Conference 2017, we spoke with the independent conflict adviser Chitra Nagarajan about the region’s future.
To avoid dangerous climate change, we need engagement from across the political spectrum. Our editorial team has asked Adam Corner, expert on climate communications, how to reach out to traditionally disengaged audiences. In his blog, he explains how to “talk climate” and build bridges rather than walls.