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

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...

March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021

Invest in knowledge generation and capacity-building to tackle climate change

Bangladesh is planning to adapt to the adverse impacts of human-induced climate change and aiming to become a resilient country by 2030, as both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the...

March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021

How do we tap into the global investment market?

As the Padma Bridge nears completion, the south western region of Bangladesh is poised for greater development as the bridge will connect it to Dhaka.

March 3, 2021
March 3, 2021

Building resilient food systems

The Covid-19 crisis has demonstrated a number of ways in which the world, as currently functioning, is not fit for purpose and is certainly not at all as resilient as we would like it to be.

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Bangladesh in 2050: Vision of a climate resilient society

What will Bangladesh look like in 2050? A layman’s projection allows us to draw a picture of its basic parameters. In terms of population, Bangladesh can reach a number of 230-240 million, with an...