The Tyndall Centre is one with the climate community in mourning the passing of Prof. Saleelmul Huq. Prof. Huq was a great force in the climate movement and was a friend of the Tyndall Centre and our international work since our beginnings.
Tributes have poured out in memory of Prof. Huq on social media:
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you about the passing away of our director, Prof. Saleemul Huq, on 29 October, 2023.
His unmatched legacy will remain as a shining example for years and generations to come. pic.twitter.com/C45D0Ky3tC
— ICCCAD (@ICCCAD) October 28, 2023
It is with profound sadness that IPCC has learnt of the loss of Saleemul Huq, Director of @ICCCAD & an expert on the links between climate change & sustainable development. He was part of the author team of the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Assessment Reports.https://t.co/o9Y0zFMIOT pic.twitter.com/3tekjisw6g
— IPCC (@IPCC_CH) October 31, 2023
Professor Saleemul Huq OBE (1952-2023)
It is with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of Professor Saleemul Huq, an environmental and climate change giant, and senior fellow and dear friend of IIED and many IIED colleagues past and present. pic.twitter.com/GjJV6KNM63
— IIED (@IIED) October 28, 2023
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Saleemul Huq – a true champion for the most vulnerable in the face of climate change. His legacy of justice, equity, and resilience will inspire generations. May his soul rest in eternal peace. He will be profoundly missed. pic.twitter.com/fNNGZZXx2r
— Climate Vulnerable Forum (@TheCVF) October 30, 2023
We are so very saddened to hear of the loss of Prof. @SaleemulHuq. A constant inspiration, mentor, leader and champion for #LossAndDamage and #ClimateJustice. We send deepest condolences to his family and all at @ICCCAD. We will miss him so much. May you Rest in Peace Saleem❤️. pic.twitter.com/kRMgJo1oy4
— Loss and Damage Collaboration (L&DC) (@LossandDamage) October 29, 2023
His last piece of writing, “In 2023 we’ve seen climate destruction in real time, yet rich countries are poised to do little at Cop28” was published today on The Guardian.