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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Saleemul Huq

Saleemul Huq

Born     2 October 1952 (age 61)
East Bengal, Pakistan
(now Bangladesh)
Residence     Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames, London, England
Nationality     Bangladeshi
Ethnicity     Bengali
Occupation     Scientist
Religion     Islam

Saleemul Huq (born 2 October 1952) is a Bangladeshi scientist based in London. He is a Senior Fellow in the Climate Change Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).


Before joining IIED, he was director of the Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies, which he founded in 1984. He was founding director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University, Bangladesh. Huq is a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for which he has served as a Lead Author and Coordinating Lead Author in Working Group II, which focuses on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation.

He has published reports and articles on climate change, particularly on adaptation to climate change. He is lead author of the chapter on Adaptation and Sustainable Development in the third assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Awards and recognition

Huq was awarded the Burtoni Award in 2007 for his work on climate change adaptation.

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