Prof Saleemul Huq

Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)

Saleemul Huq OBE is a Bangladeshi-British scientist and is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ACCCAD) based in Bangladesh, also Professor at Independent University Bangladesh. In addition he is the Chair of the Expert Advisory Group for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and also Senior Adviser on Locally Led Adaptation with Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) headquartered in the Netherlands. He is an expert in the field of climate change, environment and development.


Prof Huq has been a lead author of the third, fourth and fifth assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and he also advises the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He has published hundreds of scientific as well as popular articles and was recognized as one of the top twenty global influencers on climate change policy in 2019 and top scientist from Bangladesh on climate change science. He was included in the annual list “The 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy” by Apolitical in 2019, alongside other inspirational politicians, advocates, youth activists, academics, and diplomats from all over the world.


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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