Rajendra Pachauri allowed to return to work at non-profit

Back in February, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief of thirteen years Rajendra Pachauri resigned due to allegations of sexual harassment. In addition to working at the IPCC, Pachauri also works as a Director at an environmental science and policy research center in India known as The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

One week ago, a Delhi court hearing the sexual harassment case against TERI Director Dr. Pachauri has allowed him to resume work and visit the TERI offices all over India except in Gurgaon and the head office in central Delhi. This comes a day after the Delhi Police had asked the court to cancel Dr Pachauri’s anticipatory bail in which Pachauri stands accused of trying to influence witnesses. He has been accused by a 29-year-old research colleague of sexual harassment. On the television program Left, Right and Centre, both his defence team and the prosecution were interviewed about their reactions to the decision to allow Dr. Pachauri to resume his employment.