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.
Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas highlighted the security aspect of transforming national energy systems to renewable sources. “An energy transition is not a sufficient solution for but a necessary condition for a stable and peaceful world,” he said.
EU climate diplomacy is picking up momentum in 2018, focussing on the security implications of climate change. A number of pertinent steps serve to address the climate-security nexus as well as make advocacy efforts more systematic. The flurry of activities includes Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions, the preparation of a parliamentary report on climate diplomacy, and a high-level debate at the initiative of foreign affairs chief Mogherini.
In an interview for the Water, Energy & Food Security Nexus Platform, adelphi's Benjamin Pohl gives insights into a recent study on water cooperation in Central Asia and explains how transnational water management can strengthen economic and political ties in the region.
Argentina, host of this year’s G20 summit, has dropped carbon pricing from the agenda. But denied this was an attempt to accommodate Donald Trump’s US.