DR. RAJENDRA PACHAURI, was the president of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He was in charge from 2002 until his resignation in 2015. The body received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, during his term.
He has also been the general director of TERI, an organization dedicated to research and public policy in India; and Chancellor of the TERI University; in addition to being the chairman of the board of directors of the National Agro Association (NAF), as well as chairman of the board of the International Institute for Research on Climate and Society of Columbia University.
Pachauri has been vocal on the topic of climate change. He was the Founding Director of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute (YCEI), as well as being its Senior Advisor between July 2009 and June 2012.
In November 2009, Pachauri was ranked number five on the "Top 100 Global Thinkers" list by Foreign Policy magazine, for "ending the debate on whether climate change is important."
In February 2010, Pachauri received the Order of the White Rose of Finland, from the President of Finland, in recognition of his work in promoting international cooperation on climate change and sustainable development.