World Environment Day 2021: Join the climate conversation on Twitter

People on Twitter raise awareness about the climate crisis, organise for positive change in their communities, and connect with others passionate about protecting our planet. This year, ahead of World Environment Day, Twitter is announcing its partnership with organisations committed to tackling climate change, looking for new solutions to undo the damage, and making it easier for people to find credible information on living an environmentally friendly life.

Twitter in partnership with Let Me Breathe India (@LetMeBreathe_In) and UNEP is bringing forward chefs and food startup owners as advocates for a more responsible and sustainable food future. Chefs will be putting environment talks on the menu to inspire others to make changes in their kitchen.The discussion will be moderated by Tamseel Hussain, founder and CEO (@LetMeBreathe_In) and (@pluc_tv) and will see participation from chefs Anahita Dhondy (@anahita_dhondy), Radhika Khandelwal (@chefpandoodle), Tom Hunt (@cheftomhunt) and Peggy Chan. One can join the chat on Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) on June 5, 3:00 pm IST.

Poets too will reiterate the need for sustainable living in a Twitter Spaces organised by poets collective, Kavishala (@kavishala). The session will feature poets who will read their works in Hindi, Urdu and English, developed around this year’s theme: reimagine, recreate, and restore. This year marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. People can tune in at 9pm IST through Twitter India (@TwitterIndia). Spaces lets people have live audio conversations on the service. It encourages and unlocks real, open conversations with the authenticity and nuance, depth and power that only the human voice can bring.

Starting this week, people can also follow the Climate Change Twitter Topic to find credible information about climate change, including Tweets from environmental and sustainability organisations, environmental activists, and scientists. These Tweets will appear right in your home timeline when you follow the Topic.

To follow the Topic: 

  • Go to the search bar on top right of your Home timeline
  • Type ‘Climate Change’
  • You will see the Topic emerge in your results
  • Click ‘Follow’ on the button next to it to follow the ‘Climate Change’ conversation

Make a Twitter List:

You can also choose to make a List of accounts that Tweet on the environment to stay on top of conversations. To make a List: 

  • Click on Lists in the navigation bar.
  • Click the Create new List  icon at the top.
  • Choose a name for your List, and a short description of the List. List names cannot exceed 25 characters, nor can they begin with a number. Then select if you want the List to be private (only accessible to you) or public (anyone can follow the List).
  • Click Next.
  • You can then search for people and add people to your List.
  • Click Done.

Addressing the climate emergency requires collaboration, community, and widespread mobilisation. Through #AdsForGood grants, events, on-service support, and training, Twitter is partnering with organisations promoting and amplifying environmental conservation and sustainability. These includeEarth Day Network,United Nations (UN) Environment Programme,UN Framework Convention on Climate Change,UN Development Programme,Greenpeace,Voice for the Planet,Let Me Breathe,WWF,,FridaysForFuture,We Don’t Have Time,Climate Reality Project, and others.

The service has also made new environmental commitments and expanded Twitter’s sustainability efforts. In partnership with the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), Twitter has committed to significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, paving the way for its net-zero journey.