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No UN inquiry now on Pachauri allegations, Ban praises Pachauri’s ‘critical’ leadership

There is no move by the UN now to hold an inquiry into the allegations against Rajendra Pachauri who has resigned as the chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric told reporters Tuesday.

Answering a reporter’s question if the UN planned its own inquiry, Dujarric said, “We’ve seen the press reports of the case, and I understand the case is being investigated by national authorities. And that’s where it stands.” Ban received Pachauri’s letter earlier Tuesday informing him that he was stepping down as the chair of the IPCC and he “thanked Pachauri for his dedicated leadership of the IPCC,” Dujarric said. “Over the past 13 years, Pachauri’s leadership has been critical in increasing the world’s understanding of the true nature of climate change,” he added.
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