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36 European climate tech leaders to follow on Twitter

Who should you follow on Twitter to get the latest insights on Europe's climate tech?

By Freya Pratty

Elizabeth Nyeko

Europe’s climate tech scene is getting bigger and bigger, but there are a few distinctive voices that are especially worth paying attention to.

We’ve scoped out who to follow on Twitter in the climate tech space, highlighting leading climate tech figures in Europe: a mix of founders, investors and scientists who share smart content on how technology can help us tackle the climate crisis.

If you want to suggest someone, please email us.

Who to follow on Twitter in the climate tech space

Elizabeth Nyeko — @NyekoElizabeth

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Elizabeth Nyeko

Who?

Nyeko is the CEO of London-based startup Modularity Grid, which builds tech to improve the performance of mini-grids in areas where extending a national grid is too expensive. 

She also cofounded Mandulis Energy, which works on software enabled grid and off-grid energy projects across Africa.

What does she tweet about?

Energy security and energy access.

Rachel Delacour@Rachel_Delacour

An image of Rachel Delacour, cofounder of Sweep
Rachel Delacour

Who? 

Delacour is the cofounder of Sweep, a carbon accounting platform based in Paris. Previous to Sweep, she founded Bime Analytics, which was acquired by Zendesk. 

What does she tweet about?

Delacour tweets about how companies can measure their carbon footprints, and reduce them. She also tweets about building Sweep itself as a company.

Georgia Ritter — @georgiaritterUK

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Georgia Ritter

Who? 

Ritter works in marketing at Pale Blue Dot, the climate tech-focused VC firm based in Sweden. She also runs a podcast on people’s side projects.

What does she tweet about?

Ritter tweets about the latest science on climate and highlights entrepreneurs working on solutions.

Zeke Hausfather – @hausfath

Who?

Hausfather isn’t based in Europe; he lives in the US but works for Irish-founded Stripe, so we’re adding him to the list because his tweets are great. 

He’s a climate scientist and IPCC report author who’s leading climate research at Stripe. Stripe’s part of the Frontier project, a group of companies which have committed to investing $925m to carbon capture. 

What does he tweet about?

Hausfather tweets about the science behind carbon capture, and he’s also great at explaining the broader picture behind climate change in an accessible way.

Kaj Embrén — @KajEmbren

An image of Kaj Embren, founder of Respect
Kaj Embren

Who?

Embrén is an adviser on sustainability solutions and climate policy, from Sweden but now living in London. Embrén founded Respect, a sustainability consultancy, and worked as a project leader at COP21 in Paris.

He also runs a podcast, Transformers, where he chats to people the movers and shakers of the sustainability world.

What does he tweet about?

Political changes happening around climate change, particularly focused on the EU.

Stefano Bernardi –– @stefanobernardi 

Who? 

Bernardi is cofounder of investment firms Semantic Ventures and Smallholding. He’s a VC, angel investor and private family fund manager. He also cofounded Kickpay, an intelligent inventory for hardware companies. He was part of Atomico’s 2018 angel programme. 

He’s backed impact investing platform Tickr, plastic eating enzymes startup Mellizyme and Seaborg, a company that builds molten salt-based nuclear energy reactors.

What does he tweet about?

He writes threads and retweets content about investment, climate tech and cryptocurrency.

Alessandro du Bessé — @Ale_duBesse

An image of Alessandro du Besse, manager of Impakter and someone you should follow on Twitter in the climate tech space
Alessandro du Besse

Who?

Du Bessé is the general manager of IMPAKTER UP, which is a community platform for sustainable startups, and is part of IMPAKTER. IMPAKTER is a global online platform that empowers and promotes sustainability via its news portal, startup hub, green index and marketplace of eco-products.

What does he tweet about?

Interesting funding rounds happening in the sector, as well as new innovation around things like energy and transportation.

Hana Sutch — @SutchFun

An image of Hana Sutch, cofounder and CEO of Go Jauntly and part of Sifted's who to follow on Twitter in climate tech list
Hana Sutch

Who?

Sutch is the cofounder of Go Jauntly, an app which helps you discover nature walks. She also hosts the Nature Bantz podcast, about walking, wellbeing, rewilding and green living. 

What does she tweet about?

How people can get more involved in nature, biodiversity and diversity in the climate tech world.

Charmian Love –– @charmianlove

An image of Charmian Love, cofounder and activist in residence at B Lab UK, and part of Sifted's list of who to follow on Twitter in climate tech
Charmian Love

Who? 

Love is the cofounder and activist in Residence at B Lab UK. She’s been teaching impact innovation since 2017 and became a climate adviser to the dean of the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford last year.  

What does she tweet about?

Climate tech and ocean tech.

Who else should you follow on Twitter? You can see the full list of people here.

Freya Pratty is a reporter at Sifted. She tweets from @FPratty and writes our sustainability-focused newsletter you can sign up here

This article was updated on June 29 2022.

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Where are the 36 names? Please don’t say Twitter list. An article which says 36 in title, should give entire list of 36 names so that the reader doesn’t have to research each and every name from a twitter list.

Besides , it is very disrespectful to the 36th, the 35th and all those people who couldn’t get featured on this article page but just became part of Twitter “List”