Nobel winning IPCC’s chairperson to speak in city
Former mayor Dr Jandhyala Shankar, who is instrumental in bringing Dr Pachauri to the city, said that Dr Pachauri would deliver the 10th memorial lecture of Dr Jandhyala Dakshina Murthy in the city on the day.
Dr Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel in 2007, would be delivering a lecture in the city on January 4, 2015. Dr Pachauri will be visiting the city for the first time.
Former mayor Dr Jandhyala Shankar, who is instrumental in bringing Dr Pachauri to the city, said that Dr Pachauri would deliver the 10th memorial lecture of Dr Jandhyala Dakshina Murthy in the city on the day. Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu would be the chief guest, while the chief secretary IVR Krishna Rao and others are expected to be present.
“Denizens would have the golden opportunity to listen to the engineer-turned-economist speaking on ‘Climate Change: Scientific Realities and Response Strategies’, in memory of Dr Jandhyala Dakshina Murthy,” he added.
A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Dr Pachauri was also conferred the ‘Officer De La Legeon D’Honneru’ by the government of France, ‘The Commander of the Order of Leopard’ by the King of Belgium, ‘The Order of the White Rose of Finland’ by the government of Finland, ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’ by the Emperor of Japan and the ‘Order of the Aztec Eagle’ by the government of Mexico.
Dr Pachauri was the director general of The Environmental Research Institute (TERI) and Vice-Chancellor of the TERI University, New Delhi. A strong environmental activist, he is renowned for his contribution to protect the environment on the planet.