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

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...

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...

January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022

Developed countries can’t get out of paying for climate impacts

On the last official day of the 26th UN climate conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland last year, over 150 countries representing more than five billion people put forward a proposal for the...

January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

Tackling the climate crisis needs daily actions

We are living in the era of impacts by human-induced climate change, which requires actions by everyone on the planet every single day if we are going to reach the goals set to tackle the climate...

January 5, 2022
January 5, 2022

How do we reach 2030 climate goals?

The year 2030 is the target year for the world to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.

December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021

2021 was a critical year for climate actions

The year 2021 has been significant in climate change discussions, in a decade that is already quite important in terms of tackling the climate crisis.

December 22, 2021
December 22, 2021

Now it’s time to start preparing for COP27

As someone who has attended every single climate change conference under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)—the Conference of Parties (COP)—one thing I have learnt...

December 15, 2021
December 15, 2021

An appeal to the UN secretary-general

The current secretary-general of the United Nations, Antonio Guiterres, has already established himself as a champion for actions to tackle climate change to all countries and actors, and has...

December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021

What did COP26 do to deal with loss and damage?

Going into COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland in November, it was already clear that the most vulnerable developing countries wanted the topic of loss and damage from human-induced climate change to get...