New Delhi, Sep 3: Dr R K Pachauri, Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has been elected to a second term as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which won last year's Nobel Peace Prize.
The IPCC won the coveted Prize soon after the panel, working under the Chairmanship of Dr Pachauri, 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 spread awareness of the challenges posed by climate change.
The election of Dr Pachauri to the UN panel took place at its plenary session in Geneva on Tuesday.
This year Dr Pachauri was also conferred the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India in recognition of his remarkable work in the field of Environment Science and Research globally.
The TERI was established in 1974 to firmulate local-and national-level strategies and suggest globalsolutions to critical energy and environment-related issues.