Saleemul Huq's blog posts

27 May 2016 |

Although Cyclone Roanu killed 30 people in Bangladesh last week, steps taken to reduce the country's risk from disasters saved many more lives.

16 March 2016 |

Ahead of the 10th conference on community-based adaptation (CBA10), to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh this year, Saleemul Huq highlights some of the lessons learned from organising these events.

3 July 2015 |

When it comes to climate adaptation, the Least Developed Countries have the greatest expertise and other countries may benefit from learning from what they have done.

17 April 2015 |

As four major strands of global decision-making come together in 2015, IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq explains why they are so important for the world's Least Developed Countries.

11 March 2015 |

How do we effectively measure and enhance adaptation? Saleemul Huq looks at some possible answers, all of which will be discussed at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA).

17 November 2014 |

As last month's fourth conference on Climate Change and Development showed, Africa will need strong leaders such as Fatima Denton – who will deliver IIED's 2014 Barbara Ward Lecture on Thursday – to tackle the issues of climate change.

25 September 2014 |

It's been a busy week for IIED senior fellow Saleemul Huq, with plenty of action unfolding on the climate change front in New York. Here he provides an inside look into what transpired, and some reflections on how the recent events may impact upcoming climate negotiations. 

18 September 2014 |

It is clear that the long-term solution to climate change lies in weaning the global economy off fossil fuels and onto a cleaner and more sustainable energy pathway in every country. But it is also clear that climate change is already wreaking havoc around the globe and that, in the short term, the world's poorest and most vulnerable people need urgent support.

3 June 2014 |

President Obama's declaration on limiting emissions of carbon dioxide by a third from coal-fired power plants in the US is a major step in the right direction and marks the tipping point in US engagement in tackling the global problem of climate change.

2 April 2014 |

I have just spent a gruelling week in Yokohama, Japan at the plenary meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). There the summary for policymakers on climate impacts, adaptation and vulnerability was adopted a day after the official closing, after an all-night marathon of work.