Saturday, 16 June 2012

Who to follow at Rio+20

At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how the world can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet and secure a better future for all.

The preparations for Rio+20 have highlighted seven areas that need priority attention – including decent jobs, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans and disaster readiness.

We have selected the following twitter accounts to keep you updated with all the news, views and analysis from Rio+20 – and please let us know if we should any additional twitter accounts to the list.








@ONE Campaign





Friday, 20 April 2012

Top 20 Conservation Organisations on Twitter - April 2012

We have finally got round to publishing the April edition of Twitters top twenty conservation organisations to follow. This time round we've been a bit more thorough in our selection and have based them on the following criteria (i) number of followers (ii) twitter activity (iii) RT's from followers and (iv) recommendations from Ibex Earth's own followers.

You can follow Ibex Earth on Twitter at

Top 20 Conservation Organisations on Twitter - April 2012

In no particular order:

1. @worldlandtrust *
2. @officialZSL (Zoological Society of London)
3. @RnfrstAlliance (Rainforest Alliance)
4. @UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)
5. @mwsrp * (Maldives Whaleshark Research Programme)
6. @EDGEofexistence
7. @gaiafoundation *
8. @wwf_uk
9. @ARKive
10. @faunafloraint (Fauna & Flora International)
11. @JaneGoodallInst (Jane Goodall Institute)
12. @TreesforCities *
13. @21CenturyTiger
14. @gorillacd (Wildlife Direct)
15. @conservationorg (Conservation International)
16. @IUCN_forests (the International Union for Conservation of Nature)
17. @amazingspecies
18. @savetherhino
19. @TigersAlive
20. @polarbears

* Denotes an Ibex Earth 'Environmental & Conservation Partner'

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Top 20 'Sustainable and Low-Carbon' Tweeters

To mark Southend on Sea's second national conference on the low-carbon and sustainable agenda which takes place on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th March 2012, Ibex Earth has opted to create its next 'Green Tweets' list that focuses upon the top sustainable and low-carbon tweeters.

For more information about this year's Funding a Green Future Conference (which includes speakers such as the Committee on Climate Change, 10:10, PricewaterhouseCoopers and LDA Design) please see our previous blog, which we link to below:

Top 20 'Sustainable and Low-Carbon' Tweeters.

1. @1010 - fantastic carbon cutting organisation that has led one of the best campaigns of recent times - 10:10 will be speaking at the Conference on Monday 13th during the morning session.

2. @leapfrognews - an Ibex Earth Partner that facilitates free low-carbon project advice to communities.

3. @Forum4theFuture - creating a sustainable future with government and businesses

4. @AldersgateGrp - an alliance of leaders from business, politics and society that drives action for a sustainable economy.

5. @ClimateWeek - a national campaign promoting action on climate change. The Southend Conference takes place during Climate Week on 13th and 14th March 2012.

6. @AshdenAwards - promoting local low-carbon action

7. @thecarbontrust - practical advice for cutting a businesses carbon emissions.

8. @earthhour - great campaign by the WWF to do your bit for the environment - 31st March 2012.

9.  @EnergySvgTrust - a charity that gives communities and households advice on energy saving.

10. @projectdirt - engaging with communities for our low-carbon future

11. @Trucost - fantastic work in de-carbonising the procurement chain

12. @DECCgovuk - all the info you need from the Dept of Energy and Climate Change

13. @guardianeco - arguably the best news source on Twitter for env. issues.

14. @AdaptionCCC - the Committee on Climate Change's sub-committee on climate change adaptation - Dr Ute Collier will be speaking at the Conference on 14th March.

15. @Build_with_CaRe - promoting low-carbon and energy efficient designs

16. @BREWatford - looking to build a more sustainable future.

17. @SustEast - Sustainability East are doing great work in the East of England helping deliver climate change projects.

18. @LowCarbonKeep - helping SME's in the East of England collaborate with universities on low-carbon projects

19. @350 - a global movement aimed at getting the world to rise to the challenge of a changing climate

20.  @HamHydro - great community led energy project in Richmond

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Invite to 'Funding a Green Future 2012' 13th and 14th March 2012

Southend Borough Council’s Funding a Green Future 2012 – Event Invite.

Ibex Earth invites you to attend Southend on Sea Borough Council's free sustainability conference - ‘Funding a Green Future 2012’ - which takes place during Climate Week on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th March 2012.

The venue is the Park Inn Palace Hotel, which overlooks Southend on Sea Pier - and is easily accessible by public transport (including from both London Liverpool Street and London Fenchurch Street). The conference is free to attend and will cover talks on carbon reduction, resource efficiency, low-carbon buildings, sustainable transport and funding the growth of the low-carbon economy.

Speakers include the carbon reduction charity10:10, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Committee on Climate Change, Marksman Consulting LLP, LDA Design and many more.

However, it is the morning session on Wednesday 14th March that I would like to draw your attention to. The session has been designed by Ibex Earth to promote the opportunities available to local authorities, communities and businesses through the growth of the low-carbon economy.

09:15-10:00 - Registration

10:00-11:15 –

- Dr Ute Collier, Team Leader at the Committee on Climate Change, speaking on ‘UK Carbon Budgets – Challenges and Opportunities’

- Dr Ruth Rule, Assistant Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, speaking on ‘The Green Deal – Opportunities for Communities’

11:30-12:30 –

- Robert Shaw, Director of Sustainability and Climate Change at LDA Design, speaking on ‘Opportunities for Local Communities through the growth of the Low-Carbon Economy’

- Jasmine Singh, Associate of Marksman Consulting LLP, speaking on ‘Financing the Local Low-Carbon Economy’

- Sustainability East Leadership Programme speaking on ‘Opportunities for the East of England’, with James Stacey Partner of Earth Capital Partners available for Q&A on low-carbon growth opportunities

12:30-13:30 – A free lunch provided to all delegates.

If you would like to attend this event for free then visit to register, but please note that the programme on the Eventbrite website does not currently contain the updated programme, which has been detailed above.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Top 20 'Green Tweeters' February/March 2012

We've finally got round to updating the Ibex Earth Top 20 'Green Tweeters' for February and March 2012. The list is done in no particular order, but if you are interested in conservation and environmental issues then these are the organisations you really should be following...

1. @IUCN

2. @worldlandtrust *

3. @leapfrognews *

4. @wwf_uk

5. @EDGEofExistence

6. @OfficialZSL

7. @TreesforCities *

8. @GaiaFoundation *

9. @earthhour

10. @ClimateWeek

11. @RnfrstAlliance

12. @ARKive

13. @mongabay

14. @oxfam

15. @1010

16. @FaunaFloraInt

17. @peopleandplanet

18. @ProjectDirt

19. @YPTE *

20. @ClientEarth

If there are any organisations that you would like to see feature in the April 2012 'Top 20 'Green Tweeters' then please comment below or let us know direct on Twitter with the hashtag #ibexearth

* Denotes an Ibex Earth Environmental & Conservation Partner.