Saleemul Huq is the director of the International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCCAD) since 2009. He intends to support growing capacity of Bangladesh stakeholders while enabling people and organizations from outside to benefit from training in Bangladesh. Huq is also a senior fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), where he is involved in building negotiating capacity and supporting the engagement of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in UNFCCC. This includes negotiator training workshops for LDCs, policy briefings, support for the Adaptation Fund Board and research into vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in these countries. He is also an advisor of ARCAB, a long term action research project.
Huq has published numerous articles in scientific and popular journals, was a lead author of the chapter on Adaptation and Sustainable Development in the third assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was one of the coordinating lead authors of ‘Inter-relationships between adaptation and mitigation’ in the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (2007).
He completed his BS (with Honors) in 1975 from Imperial College, London, United Kingdom and his PhD in plant sciences also from Imperial College in 1978.