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

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Who were the true leaders at COP26?

Ever since COP26 ended, we have been bombarded with analyses on how good or bad it was.

November 10, 2021
November 10, 2021

The next step in climate action is creating a fund for loss and damage

One of the new and very politically sensitive topics being discussed at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, as the summit enters its second and final...

November 4, 2021
November 4, 2021

Get the ball rolling to implement effective climate action

Over the last few days here in Glasgow, Scotland, over a hundred world leaders have arrived for the leaders’ summit at the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework...

October 27, 2021
October 27, 2021

What to look for if you want to follow COP26

The two-week-long 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is scheduled to begin in Glasgow, Scotland on October 31.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Climate response needs more investment in scientific research

The fact that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—caused by burning fossil fuels like coal, petroleum and natural gas, since the beginning of the industrial revolution—has led to the global climate...

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...