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Former TERI chief R.K. Pachauri dies at 79


  • Rajinder K Pachauri, The former Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), died at 79 on 13 February.
  • In April 2002, he was elected Chairman of the IPCC, established by The World Meteorological Organisation & The United Nations Environment Programme in 1988. 
  • Dr. Pachauri was the founder and chief executive of The Energy Resources Institute (TERI). 
  • He received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the IPCC with former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore, for the year 2007.