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India to Put Climate Change Expert Rajendra Pachauri on Trial for Sexual Harassment

Climate change expert, Pachauri is accused of making physical advances, wrongful restraint, sending unwanted emails, and messages (Photo: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

An Indian court has ordered the trial of sexual harassment charges against one of world’s leading climate change experts, Rajendra K Pachauri, his lawyer said on Saturday (20). The 78-year-old Pachauri, who had previously chaired the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, had stepped down from the panel in 2015 following a sexual harassment complaint by a researcher at Pachauri’s Delhi-based The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Pachauri denies the charges and has sought a speedy trial due to his old age, his counsel Ashish Dikshit told Reuters. Pachauri is accused of making physical advances, wrongful restraint, sending unwanted…

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