Saleemul Huq

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Saleemul Huq
Native name সালিমুল হক
Born (1952-10-02) 2 October 1952 (age 64)
East Bengal, Pakistan
(now Bangladesh)
Residence Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames, London, England
Nationality Bangladeshi
Occupation Scientist

Saleemul Huq (Bengali: সালিমুল হক; 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 has been involved in the work 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).[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Huq was awarded the Burtoni Award in 2007 for his work on climate change adaptation.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Politics and Policy". British Bangladeshi Power 100. 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012.  10. Saleemul Huq
  2. ^ "Kaleidoscope: Newsletter of the Embassy of Bangladesh, Sweden" (PDF). 1 (1). March–April 2007: 19. Retrieved 29 April 2009. 

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