Pachauri reelected as chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
04 September 2008
TERI director general Dr R.K Pachauri has been reelected by acclamation to a second term as the chairman of the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) at its plenary session in Geneva on 2 September.
The IPCC received the Nobel Peace Prize last year, while under the Pachauri's chairmanship, soon after the panel released its Fourth Assessment Report on climate change, which definitively made the case for urgent action and actively partnered with media organisations worldwide to greatly enhance awareness of the challeneges posed by climate change.
A pioneer in researching and acting on climate change issues, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has contributed to the global cause of climate change.
This year Dr Pachauri was also conferred the Padma Vibhushan by the government of India in recognition of his work in the field of environment science and research globally.