UN climate change panel chief resigns amid sexual harassment investigation

February 24, 2015 1:59 PM

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The head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri, resigned from his post on Tuesday after an employee at his Indian research firm accused him of sexual harassment.

Indian law enforcement officials are investigating the claims from a 29-year-old female employee of The Energy and Resources Institute, or TERI, in New Delhi. The allegations against Pachauri, 74, include claims that the influential climate change authority repeatedly sent suggestive text messages,...

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