Category: Obituary

  • Saleemul Huq (1952–2023)

    Saleemul Huq (1952–2023)

    Saleemul (Saleem) Huq was one of the ten most influential climate experts, Advisor to the UAE COP 28 Presidency and Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Climate Change. However, beyond these and other distinctions, he was a compassionate soul who understood the human dimension of climate change to its core. His empathy for those…

  • Obituary: Saleemul Huq, a passionate voice for climate justice

    Obituary: Saleemul Huq, a passionate voice for climate justice

    The recent sudden death of Saleemul Huq on 28 October 2023 has shocked and saddened thousands of people who were touched by his zeal, kindness, generosity of spirit and gentle humour. All have been inspired by his vision and deep commitment to making the world a better place. His work and advocacy on the urgent…

  • Remembering Dr. Saleemul Huq, the climate stalwart

    Remembering Dr. Saleemul Huq, the climate stalwart

    Dr. Huq steered a generation of climate researchers and activists, having inspired most of the leading climate activists and actors active currently Only one meeting with Dr. Saleemul Huq was enough to thwart any preconceived expectations associated with someone of his remarkable stature and credentials. Indeed, he never put on any airs over his accolades…

  • Obituary | Professor Saleemul Huq

    Obituary | Professor Saleemul Huq

    It is with profound sadness that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has learned of the death of Professor Saleemul Huq who passed away on 28 October in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr Saleemul Huq was part of the author team of the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Assessment Reports of the IPCC, spanning from 1997 to…

  • REMEMBERING SALEEMUL HUQ: THE MAN AND HIS LEGACY

    REMEMBERING SALEEMUL HUQ: THE MAN AND HIS LEGACY

    Over the weekend a light went out. As a new week dawns, the world is just a little bit dimmer. Professor Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) passed away at his home in Dhaka on Saturday evening. Saleem was an acclaimed academic, renowned researcher, relentless climate justice activist, visionary leader and…