Friday, February 27, 2015

R.K. Pachauri Steps Down As IPCC Chairman

Meena Menon

After facing allegations of sexual harassment, Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri has stepped down as Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with effect from Tuesday.  While there are reports that Dr. Pachauri, who is also director general of The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) has gone on leave, it was not confirmed. A spokesperson for Dr. Pachauri issued a statement that he has informed the IPCC that he has resigned from his position effective from Tuesday.

In response to a request from The Hindu, the IPCC said it cannot comment or speculate on the judicial process while it is running its course. “Until this case is resolved there is a presumption of innocence,” according to Jonathan Lynn, Head, Communications and Media Relations, IPCC……
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From Benny Peiser's Global Warming Policy Forum

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