Mirza Sadaqat Huda

Dr Mirza Sadaqat Huda is Lead Researcher in the Climate Change in Southeast Asia Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Mirza contributes to CCSEAP projects on energy, climate change and natural resource governance in Southeast Asia. He is interested in policy-relevant research on energy transition and climate change in Southeast Asia, the European Union’s (EU) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and cross-border electricity grids in Asia. He has published in Environmental Research Letters, International Affairs, Energy Policy, Energy Research and Social Science, Geoforum, Water International and the Oxford Handbook of Energy Politics. Mirza’s op-eds have been published by Policy Forum, the East Asia Forum, the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He contributed to policy reports published by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the United Nations Environment Programme. Mirza is the author of ‘Energy Cooperation in South Asia: Utilizing Natural Resources for Peace and Sustainable Development’, published by Routledge in April 2020.

Prior to ISEAS, Mirza worked at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Academy and the Nanyang Technological University. He also provided consultancy services as an Energy Security Expert to the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA), Vienna. Mirza received the 2020-2021 Clean EDGE Asia Fellowship sponsored by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Bureau of Energy Resources at the U.S. Department of State. He is a Research Fellow at the Earth System Governance Project

Mirza earned his PhD on regional cooperation on energy and the environment from the Sustainable Minerals Institute of the University of Queensland and his Master and Bachelor degrees from Macquarie University and the University of Canberra, respectively.

Articles by Mirza Sadaqat Huda (9)

Environmental activists and supporters take part in a demonstration in front of the United Nations building, where experts from across the planet locked in key talks aimed at breathing life into the Paris Agreement on climate change, in Bangkok.

Perceptions of Energy Transition in Southeast Asia:  Between Hope and Fear

Mirza Sadaqat Huda|Sharon Seah

The latest Southeast Asian Climate Outlook shows that people in the region generally have positive perceptions about the transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy. But they are wary of the potential impacts of such a transition on bread and butter issues.

The G7’s Climate Club: ASEAN Need Not Have High Expectations

Mirza Sadaqat Huda

The G7’s proposal for a new climate club may fall short if its creators fail to separate geopolitical concerns from pressing environmental ones.

The Geopolitics of Energy Transition in ASEAN

Mirza Sadaqat Huda

Mirza Sadaqat Huda discusses the rising demand for critical minerals and cross-border energy trade and their geopolitical implications to ASEAN.

Using Climate Models to Predict Resilience of Energy Systems in Southeast Asia

Mirza Sadaqat Huda

Southeast Asia is well acquainted with the impact of climate change, but less so with the resilience of energy systems. A collaborative and regional approach to climate modelling of energy systems can inform the development of effective adaptation policies and drive deeper energy integration.

COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh: a Geopolitical Cop-out

Sharon Seah|Mirza Sadaqat Huda|Melinda Martinus

The COP27 meeting in Egypt yielded some significant outcomes, such as a historic loss and damage provision. But geopolitics reared its ugly head and might have an impact on future meetings.