#11: Dr Saleemul Huq, Director, ICCCAD, Bangladesh

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Dr Saleemul Huq is an expert on the links between climate change and sustainable development, particularly from the perspective of developing countries. He was the lead author of the chapter on Adaptation and Sustainable Development in the third assessment report of the IPCC. In 2007, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize – as a contributor to the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC. In the same year, he was also awarded the Burtoni Award for his contribution to capacity building in climate change negotiation of the developing countries. He is also the director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh.

In this podcast, Dr Huq talks about the keys issues facing Bangladesh in climate change, how the role of COP’s have evolved, the climate change narrative in Bangladesh and how an empowered citizenry is the best way forward in terms of #climateaction.

Notes –

01:20 – Dr Huq’s starting point on his climate change journey

03:03 – Key issues in climate change faced by Bangladesh

06:30 – How the Bangladeshi government deals with climate change

11:06 – IPCC - role as an observer and COP’s

18:13 – Climate finance

21:21 – Climate change narrative

26:22 – How to tackle climate change

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