About Saleemul Huq, Senior Fellow of the IIED’s Climate Change Group

At COP15, Saleemul Huq was the Senior Fellow of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)’s Climate Change Group. Besides the interviews Mr. Huq conducted with us, Mr. Huq also video-blogged daily from Copenhagen, and you can view each day’s update on this YouTube channel.

The following biographical information is taken from the IIED’s webpage.


Links between climate change and sustainable development, and particularly the perspective of developing countries.
Africa and South Asia, especially the least developed countries in those two regions.

Current work:

Building negotiating capacity and supporting the engagement of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in UNFCCC ahead of COP15 including negotiator training workshops for LDCs, policy briefings and support for the Adaptation Fund Board. Research into vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the least developed countries.

Lead author of the chapter on Adaptation and Sustainable Development in the third assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Lead Author of the chapter on Adaptation and Mitigation in the IPCC’s fourth assessment report.

Before IIED:

Executive Director of Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies.

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