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

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

Finance for loss and damage from climate change must be ensured soon

The issue of finance for helping the victims of human-induced climate change has now become the most urgent climate issue.

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

100 billion to tackle climate change is a trillion too short

A decade ago, developed countries pledged to provide developing countries with USD 100 billion each year, from 2020 onwards.

April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022

Time to Focus on the Global Goal on Adaptation

During the negotiations that led to the historic Paris Agreement at the 21st UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in 2015, the climate

April 20, 2022
April 20, 2022

Climate action: We’re running out of time

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a United Nations (UN) body set up to commission major assessments of the state of science on climate change and issue their assessment report every five or so years.

March 16, 2022
March 16, 2022

Adaptation strategies must be bottom-up

There are two major outcomes and messages on adaptation to climate change that have been mentioned in the recently published Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of Working Group II (WG2) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

March 9, 2022
March 9, 2022

Developing countries are leading climate actions

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) was launched over 10 years ago, by then President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, and has been operating since then with a different head of government in charge of it for a two-year tenure.

March 2, 2022
March 2, 2022

Another grim warning on climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global body under the United Nations (UN), has been conducting periodic reviews (every six or seven years) of the state of scientific knowledge on climate change for the last 30 years.

February 23, 2022
February 23, 2022

The world needs to support the victims of climate change

In the last few weeks, three separate cyclones hit the island of Madagascar and then Mozambique, causing loss of life and damage to infrastructure.

February 16, 2022
February 16, 2022

Locally led adaptation: We can lead the world

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) was set up with its headquarters in the Netherlands a couple of years ago, and has already developed into a major platform focusing on supporting countries to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.

February 9, 2022
February 9, 2022

How to fix the failures of climate finance

One of the positive outcomes of the COP26 held in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021 was a universal acknowledgement of the failure of developed countries to deliver climate finance to developing countries, and even of developing countries themselves to actually deliver to the most vulnerable communities within their own territories.