21 Twitter Accounts to Follow Ahead of COP21

October 29, 2015 By

COP21 is right around the corner, so if you’re interested in getting the scoop straight from the professionals, CSOs, activists, policy-makers, officials and politicians making it happen (in France and beyond), we’ve put together a handy and diverse Twitter list with the 21 movers & shakers you should keep track of in the coming weeks:


  1. Alice Audouin @AliceAudouin

Consultant, author and founder of Art of Change 21, an innovative NGO linking 21 social entrepreneurs, artists and youth representatives at the international level.

  1. Al Gore @algore

Former US Vice President, winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize together with the IPCC, and founder and Chairman of the Climate Reality Project. @ClimateReality

  1. Ségolène Royal @RoyalSegolene

Spearheading the French Government’s preparations ahead of COP21, Ségolène Royal is the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.

  1. Christiana Figueres @CFigueres

Climate analyst, lecturer and Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Climate Change (UNFCCC).

  1. Connie Hedegaard @CoHedegaard

Former EU Commissioner for Climate Action, she tweets regularly on climate change, EU and international climate policy, and current affairs.

  1. Luc Jacquet @Luc_Jacquet

As a film director specializing in nature and man’s place in it, his latest film, ‘La Glace et le Ciel’ (Ice and the Sky) focuses on the work of Claude Lorius, one of the first scientists to raise evidence-based concerns on climate change.

  1. Laurence Tubiana @LaurenceTubiana

French Ambassador of  international climate change negotiations for COP21, she is also the founder of IDDRI, the Paris based Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations.

  1. Naomi Klein @NaomiAKlein

Best known for her bestselling book ‘No Logo’, author, social activist and filmmaker Naomi Klein’s latest film, entitled ‘This Changes Everything’, builds on her previous work and shines the spotlight on the urgency of  confronting the climate crisis.


  1. United Nations Climate Action @UNFCCC

The official account of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) shares the latest news on the UN climate change negotiations and climate action at all levels.

  1. International Panel on Climate Change @IPCC_CH

This list wouldn’t be complete without including the Twitter account of world’s most authoritative climate science body, currently chaired by Korean climate change economist Hoesung Lee.


  1. Official Newsfeed of the COP21 @COP21_News

For announcements, daily round-ups and updates during conference proceedings, hear it straight from this year’s organizing administration by tuning in to the official twitter account of the COP21.

  1. Paris Protocol @Paris Protocol

For the latest environmental scoop leading to COP21 and the Paris Protocol, this account tweets consistently about the news, events and updates shaping the global climate change movement.


  1. 350.org @350

Founded by Author, Educator and Environmentalist Bill McKibben, 350.org is a platform aiming to ignite a global climate movement, coordinating online campaigns, grassroots organizations, and mass public actions through a global network active in over 188 countries.

  1. Alternatiba Paris @alternatiba75

Alternatiba Paris is a citizen movement advocating for climate justice through results-based solutions to tackle climate change.

  1. PlaceToB COP21 @PlaceToBcop21

If you plan on being in Paris for COP21, PlaceToBCOP21 is ‘the’ meeting point for bloggers, media, artists, NGOs and all those seeking to exchange ideas and create their narrtive of COP21.

  1. 11th Conference of Youth (Paris) @COY11France

One week prior to COP21, the 11th edition of this initiative will join over 5,000 youth from around the world in order to continue defining the role of youth in addressing climate change and protecting the planet they will inherit.

  1. POC21 @POC21cc

This Open Source initiative took place just last month and consisted of an  innovation camp designed to prototype the fossil free, zero waste society. 100+ designers, engineers, scientists and geeks joined forces for five weeks in a french castle with the goal of making open-source, sustainable products the new normal, ahead of and beyond COP21.

  1. Coalition Climat 21 @Climat21

Among other actors, Coalition Climat 21 joins together over 130 civil society organizations, trade unions and NGOs working for human rights and the environment. The coalition organizes numerous events, activities and demonstrations in and around Paris.

  1. Solutions COP21 @SolutionsCOP21

From 4 to 10 December, this free exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris will showcase the power of innovative solutions, inventions and ideas to help tackle climate change.


  1. World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) @WWF_Climat

Based on the organization’s extensive expertise in biodiversity conservation and in helping reduce humanity’s footprint on the environment, ‘WWF Climat’ (a French branch of WWF), tweets regularly about climate change negotiations, key events and its own communication initiatives.

  1. Greenpeace France @greenpeacefr

Greenpeace France, as part of one of the most recognizable and active environmental NGOs at the global level, currently prioritizes climate change and the climate/energy nexus as one of its main campaign axes, together with agriculture, oceans, toxic materials and nuclear energy.

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