A while ago a list appeared of ‘people to follow on Twitter if you are interested in climate change’ and a number of us were perturbed to see how few women were on that list. Not that we don’t love and applaud the great work our male counterparts are doing, but we felt the need to highlight the amazing women you should be following on Twitter to always be up to speed on climate change and sustainability.

This is obviously not exhaustive, but provides an outline of who we rely on for a wide range of news, opinions and perspectives. The list is in order of the number of followers that each woman currently has on Twitter, not who we think is the best – you can be the judge of that.


  1. Naomi Klein

Canadian author and social activist known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalisation and capitalism; author of New York Times bestseller ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate’ (2014)

Tweets about: Climate action, environmental activism, climate in the media and politics


  1. Gretchen Bleiler

Olympic snowboarder, co-founder of Always Live Extraordinary (ALEX), a company which aims to shift habits and consciousness for a healthy and sustainable world

Tweets about: snow sports and sustainability, circular economy, climate action, Paris Agreement


  1. Christiana Figueres

Costa Rican diplomat with 35 years of experience in high-level national and international policy and multilateral negotiations

Tweets about: Reducing GHG emissions, fossil fuels, the carbon market, EVs


  1. Amina J Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General to the UN

Tweets about: Climate Action, SDGs and global goals, resilience


  1. Patricia Espinosa C.

Executive Secretary of UNFCCC

Tweets about: UNFCCC, role of women and civil society in climate action, Paris Agreement, climate policy



  1. Jess Shankleman

Business journalist at Bloomberg with a focus on renewable energy and climate change

Tweets about: climate change in the UK (impacts and mitigation/adaptation strategies), renewable energy, alternative fuel sources, EVs


  1. Andrea Learned

Independent communications strategist, specialising in influencer relations for climate action/impact non-profits

Tweets about: Urban transport (especially bikes), climate change and cities, pollution


  1. Rachel Kyte

Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)

Tweets about: Sustainable Energy for All, SDG7 (energy goal), renewables



  1. Marissa Rosen

Owner of Climate Social, a digital marketing firm for sustainable businesses

Tweets about: Role of business in climate change, circular economy, CSR, clean power


  1. Laurence Tubiana

CEO European Climate Foundation and Chair of the Board of Governors at the French Development Agency (AFD)

Tweets about: Energy/low-carbon transition, Paris Agreement, European climate change policy


  1. Jennifer Morgan

Executive Director at Greenpeace International

Tweets about: Climate justice, clean energy, climate and environmental activism



  1. Mindy Lubber

CEO and President of Ceres

Tweets about: Low carbon transition, role of business in climate action, clean energy


  1. Marguerite Gazze

Communications Advisor at the European Commission (DG Energy)

Tweets about: Renewable energy, clean energy, energy infrastructure


  1. Megan Darby

Deputy Editor of Climate Home

Tweets about: International politics of climate change, reducing emissions, the fossil fuel industry


  1. Sophie Yeo

Environmental journalist; bylines in The Washington Post, Hakai, Oceans Deeply, Carbon Pulse & others. Formerly of Carbon Brief and Climate Home

Tweets about: US climate politics and climate action


  1. Megan Rowling

Journalist with Thomson Reuters Foundation; editor of zilient.org, an online network and news site for resilience practitioners

Tweets about: climate change in the news: energy, activism, impacts



  1. Camilla Born

Senior Policy Advisor in Climate Diplomacy and Risk at E3G; Trustee with Climate Outreach

Tweets about: Climate resilience and risk management; climate security, geopolitics and governance


  1. Samantha Smith

Director of the Just Transition Centre at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Tweets about: Renewable energy, green economy, business role in climate change, ESG investing


  1. Tina Casey

Author at CleanTechnica; tech writer specialising in alternative energy, biofuels and new research

Tweets about: Clean power, renewables, EVs, hydrogen fuel/biofuel, energy technology


  1. Dr Kate Marvel

Scientist at Columbia University and the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies

Tweets about: Impacts of climate change on weather, climate change in the news and climate deniers



  1. Claire Poole

Founder of ClearBright Consulting, a boutique comms and events management agency specialising in sustainable development, climate change, sport, technology and innovation; Board Member at UKHarvest and Non-Exec Director at Sandbag

Tweets about: Communications services in sustainability, climate change, renewables, sport and sustainable development


  1. Emma Pinchbeck

Executive Director at RenewableUK, former Head of Climate at WWF UK

Tweets about: Renewable power, clean energy infrastructure and development


  1. Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

Marshall Islander poet and spoken word artist who performed at the opening of the UN Climate Summit in New York 2014; co-founder of non-profit Jo-Jikum dedicated to empowering Marshallese youth to seek solutions to climate change

Tweets about: Climate action to save the Pacific Islands, giving islanders a voice


  1. Estelle Brachlianoff

Veolia Executive Vice-President, UK & Ireland

Tweets about: Renewable energy, waste management, recycling, circular economy



  1. Gill Hickman

Biology teacher at Ringwood School in Hampshire

Tweets about: Recycling and waste management, biodiversity conservation/value, reducing eco footprints


  1. Roz Pidcock

IPCC Head of Communications and former Deputy Editor and Science Editor at Carbon Brief

Tweets about: IPCC and climate change policy


  1. Aubrey McCormick

Former American professional golfer and Principal at IMPACT360 Sports, a whole value sustainability consulting firm

Tweets about: Sustainable lifestyles, CSR, role of business in climate action and sustainability


  1. Jessica McQuade

Policy and Advocacy Officer at WWF Cymru

Tweets about: Green infrastructure, circular economy, ecological footprints


  1. Aileen McManamon

Senior Partner at the 5T Sports Group; brand optimisation strategist for the Sports Industry

Tweets about: Sustainability in sport, circular economy, good business and CSR in sport, brand optimisation


  1. Terri Wills

CEO at the World Green Building Council

Tweets about: Green buildings, Net Zero development, sustainable cities



  1. Madeleine Cuff

Deputy Editor at Business Green

Tweets about: Green economy, EVs, clean energy, green growth, low-carbon infrastructure


  1. Malin Strand

Future Energy Leader at the World Energy Council; Fossil Free Sweden

Tweets about: Renewable energy, decarbonisation, innovation and technology


  1. Amy Mount

Head of Greener UK Unit at the Green Alliance

Tweets about: Green growth and clean growth in the UK, environmental management and conservation


  1. Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and Chief Partnership Office at Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)

Tweets about: Renewable electricity generation, women and climate change leadership, low-carbon transition


  1. Emily Farnworth

Head of Climate Initiatives at the World Economic Forum (WEF); RE100 Campaign Director

Tweets about: Green economy and investing, renewable energy, RE100, EVs


  1. Alicia Montoya

Vice President, Strategy and Operations at Swiss Re

Tweets about: Sustainability, resilience, conservation, roles of the public and private sectors in climate action


  1. Diane Regas

Executive Director at the Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) and ex-Administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Tweets about: the work of the EDF and EPA, US climate/energy politics


  1. Dr Paula Owen

Founder and CEO at Green Gumption; Founder of Eco Action Games; environmental and sustainability specialist

Tweets about: Renewable energy and energy investments, recycling



  1. Achala C. Abeysinghe

Principal Researcher and Team Leader at IIED; Legal & Strategy Advisor to the Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group of UNFCCC

Tweets about: Female leadership, climate change and LDCs, adaptation and enhancing resilience in LDCs


  1. Sian Wynn-Jones

Integrated communications, sustainability and heritage consultant at the purpose business, former BT communications

Tweets about: Green business, sustainable cities/urban development


  1. Michelle Yonetani

Senior Strategic Advisor for Disasters and Climate Change at the Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Tweets about: Climate change, disasters and displacement; resilience and risk reduction


  1. Jennifer Holmgren

CEO of LanzaTech, using bioprocessing to make low-carbon chemicals and fuels that displace petroleum

Tweets about: Recycling waste carbon into fuels and chemicals, decarbonisation, biofuels


  1. Janani Vivekananda

Senior Adviser specialising in climate change, security and peace-building at adelphi

Tweets about: Economic impacts and implications of climate change; climate policy


  1. Nicolette Bartlett

Director of Carbon Pricing at CDP, an international non-profit providing a global environmental disclosure system

Tweets about: Green finance/investing, business role and transparency


  1. Catherine Kummer

Senior Director of Green Innovation at NASCAR

Tweets about: Sport and sustainability, the power of sport to boost development and promote climate action, NASCAR


  1. Susie Tomson

Sustainability Director at PCSG and Founder of Earth to Ocean

Tweets about: Circular economy, sustainability in sport, sustainable urban development and infrastructure



  1. Jane Burston

Head of Energy and Environment at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL); Member of the Global Future Council on Energy at the World Economic Forum (WEF)

Tweets about: Clean growth, renewable energy, hydrogen fuel, batteries, decarbonisation


  1. Jane Stevensen

Engagement Director to the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures at CDP and CDSB

Tweets about: Green finance, sustainable investment, climate change in the boardroom


  1. Cécile Gerondeau

Marketing and Communications Associate at ‎BSR (Business for Social Responsibility)

Tweets about: Sustainable development, female empowerment, sustainable business, climate change


  1. Malin Mobjörk

Senior Researcher at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) working on climate-related security risks and policy responses

Tweets about: Climate security, development and peace, climate-related work of SIPRI