Prof. Saleemul Huq, a longstanding friend of the Degrees Initiative and member of our board of trustees, has been recognised by Nature as one of 10 key people who helped shape science in 2022.
Nature listed Prof. Huq as a ‘Climate Revolutionary’ for his efforts to convince wealthy countries to pay developing countries for the losses and damages caused by climate change. He was influential in the agreement of a breakthrough ‘Loss and Damage’ Fund at the 2022 COP27 climate summit.
Professor Huq is Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh, as well as Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Expert Advisory Group, and was a lead author on the IPCC’s third, fourth and fifth annual assessment reports. He also leads the annual Gobeshona Global Conference, which brings together scholars, policymakers, researchers and practitioners from around the world to discuss climate change, and which has tackled the governance of SRM from the perspective of least developed countries.
Congratulations Prof. Huq!
You can read the Nature article here.