Fahad is part of the Climate Science and Impacts team at Climate Analytics, working as the regional lead for South Asia and the Middle East. He has been working with Climate Analytics since 2017, in different roles and capacities working on climate modelling and data, regional climate science, and providing scientific and strategic advisory support to Least Developed Countries. He is currently based in Islamabad, Pakistan.
His expertise encompasses climate modelling as well its associated risks and impacts. He has published with numerous international peer-reviewed publications, and has written and contributed to many scientific reports and policy briefs, mainly on the topics of climatology, hydrology/glaciology and climate policy. In addition, he writes articles and engages with media on issues concerning climate change and its impacts.
Fahad has previously worked with Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-Met) and Climate Service Center (GERICS) under Helmholtz-Zentrum-Geesthacht (HZG), in Hamburg, Germany. He was Climate Change Advisor and Head of Environment and Climate Change Unit at the policy think tank, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Islamabad, Pakistan. During his early career at Global Change Impact Studies Center (GCISC) in Islamabad, Pakistan, he also led the research section on Water Resources.
Fahad holds a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences from MPI-Met, Hamburg, Germany with a focus on Regional Climate Modelling, mainly working on the South Asian region. He has a background in physics and received his M.Phil. degree in Computational Physics and the M. Sc. in Physics, both from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
- Long term strategies: low carbon growth, resilience and prosperity for Least Developed Countries
- Deadly Heat Stress to Become Commonplace Across South Asia Already at 1.5°C of Global Warming
- Sharing the burden: quantifying climate change spillovers in the European Union under the Paris Agreement
- From Paris To Makkah: Heat stress risks for Muslim pilgrims at 1.5°C and 2°C
- Coal phase out and energy transition pathways for Asia and the Pacific
- Water availability in Pakistan from Hindukush–Karakoram–Himalayan watersheds at 1.5°C and 2°C Paris Agreement targets
- Decarbonising South Asia and South East Asia
- Why geoengineering is not a solution to the climate problem
- Climate impacts at 1.5°C and 2°C – Results of the HAPPI DE Project Klimafolgen bei 1,5°C und 2°C
- 1.5°C Hotspots: Climate Hazards, Vulnerabilities, and Impacts
- Crop productivity changes in 1.5° C and 2° C worlds under climate sensitivity uncertainty
- Risks for the global freshwater system at 1.5 °C and 2 °C global warming
Flooding in Pakistan: where vulnerability meets climate change, devastation can follow
In the wake of the massive flooding in Pakistan, Fahad Saeed and Manjeet Dhakal explain how socioeconomic factors intersect with climate impacts in South Asia, compounding their effects on people and the environment. Based on the latest evidence from the IPCC, they break down what risks could emerge in the coming decades if warming is not limited to the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C threshold.
Pakistan's floods must be a wake up call on climate action ahead of Sharm El-Sheikh
Renewed hope for tackling climate change - could it boost South Asia cooperation?
Glacial melt spells more trouble in the Himalayan LDCs
En route to Katowice: Negotiators from Least Developed Countries prepare for COP24
Hot, dry or flooded — more weather extremes beyond 1.5°C warming
This blog gives an overview of the most important recent studies on climate impacts and extreme events. Much of it will be synthesised in the IPCC special report on 1.5˚C, due out in October, which will be a key document for setting the course of climate policy at a global level.
Stayin' alive: heatwave makes searing case for 1.5°C
This year’s extreme summer, still scorching central and northern Europe, is a stark illustration of the kind of climate change impacts we could see if nothing is done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Heat waves, droughts and other extremes will only increase in severity and frequency as the Earth continues to warm. Limiting warming to 1.5°C, as governments around the world pledged by signing the Paris Agreement, can help avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
A year of climate extremes: a case for Loss & Damage at COP23
Climate extremes, many now bearing human fingerprints, are already causing devastating impacts across the globe, and the time is high for Loss and Damage to be considered in concrete and actionable terms in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. But what are the next steps to really move this issue forward, and in particular what needs to be done at the first “Islands COP” in Bonn?