Saleemul Huq

POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

The writer is Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University, Bangladesh. Email: Saleemul.huq@iied.org

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

Young people can be saviours in dealing with climate change

In just the last few days, there have been two major reports from the United Nations on the status of global climate change and our efforts to tackle it.

August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021

We must urgently prioritise adaptation to address the climate emergency

The recently-published report of Working Group-I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a renewed wakeup call on the urgency of taking action at the global level to address...

August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021

Latest IPCC climate report shows time is running out to save the planet

The science of climate change is assessed every six or so years under the aegis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was set up several decades ago by the United Nations...

August 4, 2021
August 4, 2021

The era of loss and damage from climate change is upon us

Over the last week of July 2021, we all watched on our TV screens as the heat dome and wildfires in north-western US and Canada took many lives and destroyed the town of Lytton

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021

Delivery of climate finance will be the key to COP26

The upcoming 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November, with the United Kingdom as the...

July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021

Vulnerable countries take the lead in tackling climate change

Last week, Bangladesh hosted the climate finance summit called by the nearly 50 vulnerable developing countries that are part of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), which is chaired by Bangladesh...

July 7, 2021
July 7, 2021

Bangladesh needs to invest in climate diplomacy

As Bangladesh aims to graduate out of Least Developed Country (LDC) status over the next few years and become more intimately involved in various international activities and issues, we need to...

June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021

Is a global goal on adaptation possible?

At the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change made at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015, all the countries of...

June 16, 2021
June 16, 2021

From vulnerability to resilience to prosperity

The development gains and hard-earned productivity of Bangladesh are at risk of being inverted if the 1.5 degree Celsius limit of the Paris Agreement is breached.

June 9, 2021
June 9, 2021

Covid-19 and climate change: World leaders must tackle both

In past weeks, there have been a number of significant events which may seem unconnected but are actually deeply connected in terms of whether the world is able to successfully come out of the...