Rajendra Pachauri believes in taking the time to look at the balance of available evidence. As former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Pachauri oversaw the work that earned the IPCC the Nobel prize in 2007. An economist and industrial engineer by training, Dr. Pachauri has been actively involved with energy and climate issues for nearly 40 years. Pachauri is also former Director-General of The Energy and Resources Institute. TERI conducts original research and provides knowledge about energy, the environment, forestry, biotechnology and natural resource conservation to governments, institutions and corporate organizations worldwide.
Pachauri wrote his first book about energy in 1975 and co-edited his first book about climate change in 1992. He has participated in numerous international forums dealing with the subject of climate disruption.