Rajinder K. Pachauri, former Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), died on Thursday. His age was 79
- Pachauri was the founder and chief executive of The Energy Resources Institute (TERI).
- In 2002, he was elected Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, established by the World Meteorological Organisation and the United Nations Environment Programme.
- He received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the IPCC, with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, in 2007.
- Pachauri had to step down as executive vice-chairman of TERI after he was accused of sexual harrassment by a woman colleague in 2015.
Source : The Hindu