Top U.N. climate official to miss key meeting due to sex harassment complaint: TRFN

February 21, 2015 9:03 PM

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Top U.N. climate official to miss key meeting due to sex harassment complaint: TRFN

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A top United Nations climate official, Rajendra Pachauri, has pulled out of a high-level meeting in Kenya next week, a spokesman said on Saturday, as Indian police investigate a sexual harassment complaint against him.

Delhi police said Pachauri, 74, chairman of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is accused of sexually harassing a 29-year-old female researcher from his Delhi-based thinktank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

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