He is a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Dr Saleemul Huq, director of International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) has been named among the “World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019” for making a positive difference.

Saleemul has so far participated in all the International Climate Negotiations of the United Nations (UN), since its inception in 1992.

He is also the director of ICCCAD at the Independent University, Bangladesh.

Saleemul is a senior fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), where he is involved in building negotiating capacity and supporting the engagement of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) including negotiator training workshops for LDCs, policy briefings and support for the Adaptation Fund Board, as well as research into vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the LDCs.

Bangladeshi national Huq has been included in the annual list “The 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy” by Apolitical, alongside other inspirational politicians, advocates, youth activists, academics and diplomats from all over the world.

The Apolitical made the final list of the influential people in climate police scrutinizing hundreds of nominations from governments, international organizations and academia, including the UNDP, Harvard, Oxford and Bloomberg.

The Apolitical is a London-based public servants’ networking group. They recently published a similar list of the 100 most influential people in gender policy.

Saleemul Huq is also a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

He has published numerous reports and articles in the space, and was awarded the Burtoni Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the science of adaptation to climate change, for his work.


Originally this news was published on March 20, 2019 at  Dhaka Tribune.

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