Twitter watch: Who to follow at the UN climate talks in Warsaw

There’s only one place to follow all the latest news and analysis from the next round of climate talks (apart from RTCC), and that’s on twitter.

The platform offers a huge variety of contributors, from UN officials, negotiators, politicians, activists and youth groups.

Below are the twitter accounts we recommend you follow. You can also follow them all in one place here.

If we have missed any notable names please get in touch @RTCCnewswire.

And don’t forget to follow @rtcc_edking, and @rtcc_sophie who will both be reporting from Warsaw.

UN Secretariat
@UN_ClimateTalks – official UNFCCC account.

@cfigueres – Christiana Figueres. Good barometer on how talks are faring – responds to tweets.

@HalldorTh – Lead UN official running talks on 2015 global deal

COP19 Presidency
@COP19CMP9Warsaw – official account.

@MarcinKorolec – Poland’s Environment Minister and COP19 President. Loves shale gas. And debate.

@yebsano – Yeb Sano: lead Philippines negotiator. Passionate, angry, quotable.

@AMBMoses – Ambassador Marlene Moses: lead AOSIS diplomat.

@cham92 – Kunihiko Shimada: Chilled out lead Japanese negotiator who’s big fan of the dancefloor.

@QuamrulChow2030 – Quamrul Chowdhury: Bangladesh negotiator, fond of quoting Dickens.

@cscaldera – Claudia Salerno: Fiery Venezuelan often seen banging table and standing on chair in plenary.

@dvortega – Daniel Ortega: Ecuador’s softly spoken diplomat is a key member of the ‘Like Minded Group’.

@Fik2101 – Farrukh Iqbal Khan: Pakistan’s lead negotiator.

@CHedegaardEU – Connie Hedegaard, EU climate chief, always in a rush, always on message.

@pwatkinson – Paul Watkinson: British-born lead negotiator for France & EU.

@LDCChairUNFCCC – Prakash Mathema, representing world’s poorest countries.

@ClimateCorridors – Anonymous negotiator who promises us they’ll cut through the spin.

@StateDept – Worth following in case John Kerry gets his mitts on the State keypad.

@peteraltmaier – German Environment Minister, strong ally of Angela Merkel.

@GregBarkerMP – UK climate minister never seen without tie, blazer and @OttoBigDog.

@JanezPotocnikEU – EU Environment Commissioner.

@martinlidegaard – Denmark’s climate minister. Usually tweets in native tongue.

Wise old heads
@SaleemulHuq – IIED’s climate change lead. Loss and damage expert.

@yvodeboer_KPMG – Yvo de Boer. Former UNFCCC Executive Secretary.

@pablosolon – Outspoken former negotiator and current director of Focus on the Global South.

@enviroblack – Former BBC environment correspondent Richard Black.

@MRFCJ – Mary Robinson former President of Ireland, now a key voice on climate and development.

@JeffDSachs – Guru on the climate and development economics, advisor to Ban Ki-moon.

@HelenClarkUNDP – Former Prime Minister of New Zealand now head of UNDP.

@tveitdal – Svein Tveitdal ex-UN, ex-IPCC now head at the Klima 2020 campaign.

@jschmidtnrdc – Jake Schmidt, international climate policy director at Natural Resources Defense Council.

@ruthdavis27 – Ruth Davis: Greenpeace UK Chief Political Officer.

@MeeraGhani  – Strident voice for Pakistan’s climate interests, adds balance to Annex I dominated twitter.

@LiesCraeynest – Oxfam EU policy advisor keeping tabs on the bloc’s role at the talks.

@estrelitadelmar – Stacey Wilenkin: Russian climate expert – good for insight into Moscow’s climate policy.@Agent350 – Jamie Henn: Your first point of call for and related actions.

@LeoHickman  – Chief Adviser, Climate Change at WWF UK.

@agussari – Agus Sari, Indonesian forest campaigner, all over REDD issues from developing world perspective.

@PwCclimateready – tweets from Jonathan Grant’s London-based PwC climate team.

@CeresNews – US-based green business lobby group.

@bluNiall – Niall Dunne; BT’s chief sustainability officer.

@Jamesogradycam – Founder of Climate Change Capital.

@rkyte365 – Rachel Kyte: World Bank vice president for sustainable development.

@AlstomPower – main account of COP19 sponsors Alstom.

@BloombergNEF – latest financial data and news from clean-tech sector.

@nitin_set – Nitin Sethi: The Hindu

@alisterdoyle – Alister Doyle: Reuters

@LFFriedman – Lisa Friedman: ClimateWire

@pilitaclark – Pilita Clark: Financial Times

@thegreendrafts – Olga Dobrovidova: RIA Novosti

@RHarrabin – Roger Harrabin: BBC

@Revkin ­­- Andy Revkin: New York Times

@fionaharvey – Fiona Harvey: the Guardian

@AlexJFMorales – Alex Morales: Bloomberg

@adoptnegotiatora team of youth campaigners who follow all negotiators at COP…everywhere

@duycks – Sébastien Duyck: leading AAN project at UN talks

@NaimavRF – daughter of Christiana Figueres & policy analyst

@ukyccdelegation – UK youth delegation to COP19

**If you think someone else should be added to this list leave us a note in the comment form below – or send the team a message @RTCCnewswire

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