Saleemul Huq | The Daily Star
  • Saleemul Huq

    The writer is Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University, Bangladesh. Email:

  • How Least Developed Countries can become leaders in tackling climate change

    The group of Least Developed Countries (LDC) has been negotiating under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for many years and has continuously taken leadership roles at key points. For example, the push for and successful inclusion (against great odds) of the long-term global temperature goal of 1.5 degrees Centigrade in the Paris Agreement in 2015.
  • Making polluters pay for loss and damage

    The recent devastation in Mozambique due to two successive hurricanes (Aida and Kenneth) of unprecedented severity for southern Africa, are a clear indicator that we are now living in a climate changed world. And that the huge loss and damage sustained by the people of Mozambique is due to human-induced climate change and not just natural causes.
  • How the Green Climate Fund can be more effective

    It has now been well over five years since the Green Climate Fund (GCF) was set up with its headquarters in Songdo, Korea to support both mitigation and adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries. It received an initial contribution of around USD 10 billion and is now undergoing a review of its performance in anticipation of a major replenishment of funds from 2020 onwards.
  • Children are at risk due to climate change, but they are also sources of solutions

    A recent report from Unicef mentions that 19 million (or one in three) children in Bangladesh are at risk from the effects of climate change.
  • Time to enhance global support to the most vulnerable communities

    The massive cyclone Idai that devastated Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe last week has destroyed 90 percent of Beira, the second biggest city in Mozambique.