About Saleemul Huq

Prof. Saleemul Huq served as the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Professor at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) as well as Associate of the International Institute on Environment and Development (IIED) in the United Kingdom. In addition, he was the Chair of the Expert Advisory Group for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and worked as Senior Adviser on Locally Led Adaptation with the Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) that is headquartered in the Netherlands. Saleemul was an expert in adaptation to climate change in the most vulnerable low and middle-income countries and has been a lead author of the third, fourth, and fifth assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He also advised the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Moreover, he was affiliated with the UN Food System Summit for 2021 as co-chair of the Action Track 5 on Building Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks, and Stresses. He has published hundreds of scientific as well as popular articles and has been recognised as one of the top twenty global influencers on climate change policy in 2019 and top scientist from Bangladesh on climate change science. Recently, he has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to combating international climate change.
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