Rajendra Pachauri

Pachauri, Rajendra

Pachauri, Rajendra

Executive Vice Chairman, The Energy and Resources Institute, India; Member, Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art & Science

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Executive Vice Chairman, The Energy and Resources Institute, India; Member, Board of Trustees, World Academy of Art & Science

Rajendra K. Pachauri is the Executive Vice Chairman and Former Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India, a major independent research organization providing knowledge on energy, environment, forestry, biotechnology, and the conservation of natural resources. He is recognized internationally for his efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change. He received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007 and remained the Chairman of this organization from April 2002 to February 2015. He was the Founding Director of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, during the period from July 2009 to June 2012 and then Senior Adviser to this Institute between July 2012 and June 2014. He is active in several international forums dealing with the subject of climate change and its policy dimensions. He was awarded the second-highest civilian award in India, the Padma Vibhushan, by the President of India in January 2008 and received the Officier De La Légion D'Honneur from the Government of France in 2006. Also, he was conferred with the Commander of the Order of Leopold II by the King of the Belgians in July 2009; the Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland by the Prime Minister of Finland in February 2010; the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by His Majesty Akihito, the Emperor of Japan, in April 2010; the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle by the President of Mexico in June 2012; and the Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy by the President of the Republic of Italy in February 2014. He has been awarded 25 honorary doctorates from the universities across the globe.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Addressing Sustainable Development Goals and Tackling Climate Change: Scientific Realities and Options
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The paper traces the history of the global dialogue on sustainable development including the outcome of the historic Rio Summit of 1992. It identifies climate change as a driver of and an important part of the unsustainable record of development pursued worldwide. There is now scientific evidence going back at least a century and quarter on the scientific basis of climate change, culminating in the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which...