No representatives working with TERI: Centre

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New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): The Union Government on Monday clarified that none of its representatives are working with the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

TERI is preparing policies related to climate change.

Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh said TERI has been involved in various research projects of the Government and associated in organizing workshops on scientific and technical issues.

Rameh informed members that TERI does not provide funds for government officials to travel to meetings of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

TERI Director General R.K. Pachauri is the Chairman of the IPCC in his personal capacity.

The decisions of IPCC are taken by consensus by the members of the panel and there are no official linkages of TERI and the IPCC in decision making, Ramesh said and added that India is a member of the IPCC and would continue to participate in the activities of the IPCC.

The members to the Bureau of the IPCC are elected from among the members of the IPCC according to the Rules of Procedures and geographic representation. (ANI)

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