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, 2015
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Five in the race for the top position at UN climate body

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Date: , 2015

Five nominations have been received for elections to the post of Chairman of the Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change, a position held by RK Pachauri till February this year. IPCC, set up by the United Nations, is by far the world’s biggest body for climate science. Pachauri, who held the position since 2002, resigned in the wake of sexual harassment allegations by an employee at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

Election during IPCC session

The five nominations received are from: Hoesung Lee of the Republic of Korea, Thomas Stocker of Switzerland, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele of Belgium, Chris Field of the US and Nebojsa Nakicenovic of Austria and Montenegro, according to the website of IPCC. The Chairman will be elected at the IPCC’s 42{+n}{+d} session, scheduled to be held in Croatia in October.

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