Pachauri re-elected IPCC chairman

doi:10.1038/nindia.2008.272 Published online 3 September 2008

Rajendra Pachauri launching Nature India in February 2008.

Rajendra Kumar Pachauri was re-elected Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at its plenary session in Geneva on September two.

Pachauri, Director General of New Delhi-based The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) was elected unopposed to a second term as Chairman, a TERI release said.

Under his chairmanship, the IPCC received the Nobel Peace Prize last year soon after releasing its fourth assessment report on climate change which made the case for urgent action and actively partnered with media organizations worldwide to enhance awareness of the challenges posed by climate change.

Pachauri was also conferred the civilian honour Padma Vibhushan by the Indian government in recognition of his work in the field of environment science and research globally.

Pachauri was nominated Nature journal's first newsmaker of the year in 2007.