Saleemul Huq

POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Dr Saleemul Huq (1952-2023) was director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and professor at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB).

The Climate Action Summit in New York has failed to deliver

The world leaders who are responsible for emitting most of the greenhouse gases are not willing to take the requisite actions at the scale and pace that is required.

We are not on track for 2030 climate targets

We are at the halfway point of this time frame; if we review the current situation, the progress is not good.

Macron’s support for an ‘adaptation pact’ with Bangladesh

Macron first told us that he had had a one-on-one conversation with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina already in which he’d offered assistance from France to Bangladesh to work on an energy transition partnership.

What Asia can do to fight climate change 

As far as climate change is concerned, the Asia Pacific is highly significant.

Scale up climate change adaptation as soon as possible

While Bangladesh has been doing quite well in adapting to climate change, there is still a long way to go with not much time to waste. Serious actions need to be taken urgently to boost the country’s resilience.

In funding climate actions, we can be more creative

Leaders who attend COP28 will have to rise to the occasion with the sense of urgency that the climate change crisis requires today.

What our new climate envoy can do for Bangladesh

Last month the PM Sheikh Hasina appointed Saber Hossain Chowdhury, member of parliament, as her climate envoy.

Enter ‘global boiling’

“The era of global warming has ended; the era of global boiling has arrived.”

October 4, 2023
October 4, 2023

The Climate Action Summit in New York has failed to deliver

The world leaders who are responsible for emitting most of the greenhouse gases are not willing to take the requisite actions at the scale and pace that is required.

September 20, 2023
September 20, 2023

We are not on track for 2030 climate targets

We are at the halfway point of this time frame; if we review the current situation, the progress is not good.

September 13, 2023
September 13, 2023

Macron’s support for an ‘adaptation pact’ with Bangladesh

Macron first told us that he had had a one-on-one conversation with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina already in which he’d offered assistance from France to Bangladesh to work on an energy transition partnership.

August 30, 2023
August 30, 2023

What Asia can do to fight climate change 

As far as climate change is concerned, the Asia Pacific is highly significant.

August 23, 2023
August 23, 2023

Scale up climate change adaptation as soon as possible

While Bangladesh has been doing quite well in adapting to climate change, there is still a long way to go with not much time to waste. Serious actions need to be taken urgently to boost the country’s resilience.

August 16, 2023
August 16, 2023

In funding climate actions, we can be more creative

Leaders who attend COP28 will have to rise to the occasion with the sense of urgency that the climate change crisis requires today.

August 9, 2023
August 9, 2023

What our new climate envoy can do for Bangladesh

Last month the PM Sheikh Hasina appointed Saber Hossain Chowdhury, member of parliament, as her climate envoy.

August 2, 2023
August 2, 2023

Enter ‘global boiling’

“The era of global warming has ended; the era of global boiling has arrived.”

July 19, 2023
July 19, 2023

We need a loss and damage report from the IPCC

A special report on loss and damage will capture the significant amount of scientific research being carried out now on different aspects of tackling climate change.

July 12, 2023
July 12, 2023

Our world has entered its hottest days. What now?

Across the world, in the Pacific Ocean, we are seeing the beginning of a new El Nino year, which means that we have to expect significantly higher temperatures globally – not just for one year, but for several years to come.

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