Blogs Label: Opinion

2018 May be the Tipping Point for Tackling Climate Change

Opinion Author: Saleemul Huq

There are only two years left to meet the Paris Agreement targets. There has been a significant number of positive developments and successes that the world has achieved in tackling the challenge of climate change during 2017. Bangladesh has also made impressive moves to invite the private sector to support environment-friendly growth.

What to Look Forward to in COP23

Opinion Author: Saleemul Huq

I have just arrived in Bonn, Germany to attend the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) being held here for the next two weeks. The annual COP takes place in November or December each year and is hosted by a country in a different continent each time.

Financing Strategy for a Climate-Resilient Indonesia

Opinion Author: Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Last week at the side line of the UN General Assembly, I spoke with business leaders at the Bloomberg Forum to underscore Indonesia’s commitment to its climate-resilient future. As Finance Minister, the climate financing aspect of this development challenge is within my purview and something I am deeply passionate about.

Loss and Damage from Climate Change

Opinion Author: Saleemul Huq

The recent succession of hurricanes in the Caribbean and floods in South Asia have taken the world over the tipping point in acknowledging that human induced climate change is not only real but is happening already.

Of course there are still some deniers like US President Donald Trump and his environment chief Pruitt, but they lack credibility.