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

March 9, 2022
March 9, 2022

Developing countries are leading climate actions

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) was launched over 10 years ago, by then President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, and has been operating since then with a different head of government in charge of it for a two-year tenure.

March 2, 2022
March 2, 2022

Another grim warning on climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global body under the United Nations (UN), has been conducting periodic reviews (every six or seven years) of the state of scientific knowledge on climate change for the last 30 years.

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 adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.

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 countries, and even of developing countries themselves to actually deliver to the most vulnerable communities within their own territories.

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 creation of the Glasgow Facility on Financing Loss and Damage to combat human-induced climate change as part of the final Glasgow Climate Pact.

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 crisis by 2030.

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 is that waiting until a COP is held to prepare to get something out of it simply does not work.