UN climate panel head resigns over harassment charge


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UN climate panel head resigns over harassment charge


Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the UN’s climate science panel, stepped down on Tuesday, February 24, over a sexual harassment claim against him. A 29-year-old female researcher at a think tank that he heads accused Pachauri of sending her inappropriate messages. Pachauri claims his email account and mobile phone were hacked. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agreed to designate vice-chair Ismail El Gizouli as acting IPCC chair.

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