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UN climate change panel chief resigns over allegations of sexual harassment

  • Rajendra Pachauri, the chief of the UN climate change panel, has resigned following allegations of sexual harassment.

    In a letter addressed to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the IPCC head said that he was not in a position to provide “strong leadership”.

    The complaint of harassment was filed by a 29-year-old woman employed at Pachauri’s Delhi office.

    The 74-year-old has gone on leave from the Energy and Resources Institute that he headed.

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