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

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

The third era of climate change is upon us

The issue of climate change was first identified by the scientific community three decades ago, through the first assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the...

October 6, 2021
October 6, 2021

Combating climate change needs a ‘business-unusual’ approach

As we approach the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021

Can we get some solid progress in climate action, please?

Last week, a number of events were held around the world to promote actions to tackle climate change and get everyone ready ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), to...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

Delivering climate finance is the key to COP26 success

This week, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres held a high-level meeting on climate change in New York,

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

Tackling climate emergency requires a global pact

The impacts of the recent hurricane Ida in the United States, which killed more than 50 people and caused floods as far as in New York, was acknowledged by President Joe Biden as being more severe...

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...