Honorary Fellows

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Dr Rajendra K Pachauri

Former Chairman, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Former Director-General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)


Rajendra K Pachauri, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader on environmental and energy issues and their policy dimensions. 

He was former Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 2002-2015, the world's leading intergovernmental organization for the assessment of climate change. 

Based in Geneva, the IPCC was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with internationally coordinated scientific assessments of the magnitude, timing and potential environmental and socio-economic impacts of climate change and potential response strategies. The IPCC, along with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

Dr Pachauri is an economist and industrial engineer by training and has held numerous academic posts in addition to his work with TERI and the IPCC. He has co-authored above 130 papers, a large number of which are peer-reviewed, and written or co-written 27 books, most of them about energy and the environment.