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.

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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.

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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.

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What Asia can do to fight climate change 

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Enter ‘global boiling’

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

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July 4, 2023
July 4, 2023

Looking back at London Climate Action Week 2023

London has the potential to become a global leader in harnessing the insurance sector to tackle climate change at scale.

June 27, 2023
June 27, 2023

Key takeaways from the Paris summit on climate finance

An admirable attempt by the French president to raise the important issue of reforming the global financial system in light of climate change emergency.

June 14, 2023
June 14, 2023

Advancing the Glasgow Dialogue on funding to address Loss and Damage

One of the outcomes of the COP26 held in United Kingdom’s Glasgow in November, 2021 was a decision to hold a series of three annual Glasgow Dialogues on funding to address Loss and Damage, with each dialogue to be held in Bonn at the annual pre-COP event.

June 7, 2023
June 7, 2023

Understanding the game of COP

During the annual COP, all the world’s media turn up to follow the negotiations on different topics, and many civil society actors, especially the youth, make great efforts to attend.

May 23, 2023
May 23, 2023

Understanding the concepts of adaptation and loss and damage

What we called mitigation before is now better described as averting or avoiding loss and damage

May 16, 2023
May 16, 2023

Role of MPs in tackling climate change

A set of parliamentarians from the most vulnerable constituencies could form a special group to get more deeply involved regarding the climate actions needed at the local level in their constituencies.

May 10, 2023
May 10, 2023

Bangladesh doesn’t need new pilot projects to tackle climate change

Bangladesh has all the data needed to take the programmatic approach to tackle climate change.

May 4, 2023
May 4, 2023

Making a university great, with climate action

Bangladesh is at the forefront of having to tackle climate change out of necessity, so we cannot avoid learning how to do so.

April 25, 2023
April 25, 2023

Time to make climate funds part of mainstream finance

How are we going to deal with all the evolving climate issues, and what kind of finance is needed for that?

April 18, 2023
April 18, 2023

More heatwaves are coming our way. Are we prepared?

We need to rapidly find ways to deal with heat stress.

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