This document summarizes an interview with Professor Saleemul Huq, the director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD). In 2020, the world entered a post-climate-change world, warns leading scientist Saleemul Huq – and that makes November’s COP26 climate summit a make-or-break event for our planet.
COP26 is now one year late. In Huq’s view, the delay has allowed a vital transition to pass unmarked; 2020 marked the turning point from a pre- to a post-climate-change world. And that makes destructive floods, cyclones and wildfires the new normal for our planet.