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IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri to face independent inquiry

Posted By admin On February 26, 2010 @ 10:14 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Geoffrey Lean
London Telegraph [1]
Feb 26th, 2010

Rajendra Pachauri, the controversial Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to face an international inquiry into the performance of his organisation.

Environment and Climate ministers meeting in closed session in Bali last night insisted that an independent review should be carried out following the publicising of mistakes in its last report, and a row surrounding Dr Pachauri’s robust response to his critics. If his management is found to be at fault his position could become untenable.

Participants in the unprecedented meeting – held at the annual assembly of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Governing Council in Bali – were sworn to secrecy over the decision and it is only expected to be announced after its detaled scope and composition have been worked out by UNEP and the World Meteorological Organisation, the two UN agencies that oversee the IPCC’s work.

The ministers – led by Hillary Benn, the Environment Secretary,and his counterparts from Germany,. Norway, Algeria and Antigua and Barbuda – refused to allow Dr Pachauri to decide who would carry out the review, insisting it must be completely and demonstrably independent of the IPCC.

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[3] No apology from IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri for glacier fallacy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-apology-from-ipcc-chief-rajendra-pachauri-for-glacier-fallacy.html

[4] Climategate: with business interests like these are we really sure Dr Rajendra Pachauri is fit to head the IPCC?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climategate-with-business-interests-like-these-are-we-really-sure-dr-rajendra-pachauri-is-fit-to-head-the-ipcc.html

[5] UN climate change chief Rajendra Pachauri says sorry — and switches to neutral: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-climate-change-chief-rajendra-pachauri-says-sorry-%e2%80%94-and-switches-to-neutral.html

[6] Questions over business deals of UN climate change guru Dr Rajendra Pachauri: http://www.prisonplanet.com/questions-over-business-deals-of-un-climate-change-guru-dr-rajendra-pachauri.html

[7] Pachauri — The IPCC Is Impermeable to New Science: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pachauri-%e2%80%94-the-ipcc-is-impermeable-to-new-science.html

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