After a string of scandals on "incorrect" reports - some respite for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman Rajendra Pachauri. He will stay on as the chairman of the UN Climate panel. An UN probe into the working of the IPCC called for a total review of the report.
Pachauri on Monday said he would not quit despite an independent review finding flaws in its structure and suggesting shortening the chair's 12-year term limit.
Though Pachauri stays on as chairman for now, the head of the UN investigating team Harold Shapiro, made it clear the IPCC's image had taken a beating. He also said that there could be a leadership change - hinting that Pachauri's as head of the IPCC may be numbered.
"I think the errors made, did dent the credibility of the process, there is no question about it, and trust is something that you have to earn every year. You don't build up trust, you have to re-earn it for the chair," said chair of IAC Committee to Review IPCC Harold Shapiro....more
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