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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 (5)

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.

Fishermen working near the first towers of wind turbines

Perceptions and Pathways of Energy Transition in Southeast Asia

Mirza Sadaqat Huda|Sharon Seah

The results of the 2022 Southeast Asia Climate Outlook have significant overlaps with ASEAN’s long-term transition scenarios to cleaner energy futures. But the survey also reveals that opinions on renewables vary across nationalities, the urban/ rural divide and between socio-economic groups.

Ending Our Toxic Relationship with Coal

Mirza Sadaqat Huda

The recently published 2022 Southeast Asia Climate Outlook indicates a growing consensus on ending coal consumption. But perceptions vary across countries, socio-economic classes and education levels of respondents.

The Implications of EU’s CBAM for Southeast Asia

Mirza Sadaqat Huda

Southeast Asian countries should carefully weigh the economic and environmental impacts of unilateral climate policies like the European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).

Can the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Derail Southeast Asia’s Decarbonisation Efforts?

Mirza Sadaqat Huda

The commodities supply crunch can disrupt Southeast Asia’s goal of attaining net-zero targets in the next few decades. While regional countries have backtracked on climate commitments, the crisis can stimulate long-term strategic responses such as accelerating decarbonisation efforts and developing domestic deposits of critical minerals.