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 26, 2021
May 26, 2021

Tackling three global emergencies at once

The world is having to tackle three major emergencies at the same time. The first is obviously the Covid-19 pandemic that is still raging around the world, the second is climate change, which is...

May 19, 2021
May 19, 2021

Now is the time to focus on loss and damage from climate change

The year 2020 will be remembered as not just the year of the pandemic, but also for the experienced human-induced climate change impacts,

May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021

Beyond resilience, we need to prosper in the face of climate change

Last week, I wrote in this daily about the need for Bangladesh to take a “whole of society” approach to international diplomacy on tackling climate change globally, rather than depending on the...

May 5, 2021
May 5, 2021

Bangladesh’s climate diplomacy needs to take a whole-of-society approach

One can argue that the issue of tackling climate change in Bangladesh has already achieved a whole-of-government approach, and is also rapidly moving towards a whole-of-society approach. However,...

April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021

The G7 countries need to step up on climate finance

One of the positive outcomes of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change back in 2015 was a pledge from the rich countries to provide USD 100 billion a year, starting from 2020, to help the poorer...

April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021

Are the climate change Conference of Parties still fit for purpose?

Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), all governments of the nearly 200 countries that have ratified the treaty meet twice a year to review progress and make...

April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021

On President Biden’s Climate Summit and John Kerry’s visit to Dhaka

US President Biden’s first act upon being sworn in as President on January 20, 2021, was to officially notify the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that he was...

April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

Finance is vital for the success of COP26

The United Kingdom—as the incoming President of the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to be held in Glasgow, Scotland in...

March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021

Celebrating 50 years of British-Bangladesh relations

As Bangladesh celebrated 50 years as an independent country this year, it also reached the 50th year of British-Bangladesh relations.

March 24, 2021
March 24, 2021

Science and solidarity are key for tackling climate change

As we are now well into the second decade of this century, it is widely acknowledged that this coming decade is our last opportunity to keep the increasing rate of the global atmospheric...