IPCC chair visits UNIS

IPCC chair visits UNIS

Top image: from left: PhD student Teena Chauhan, director Ole Arve Misund, information manager Eva Therese Jenssen, IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri, PhD student Sunil Mundra, UNIS CO2 Lab manager Ragnhild Rønneberg and Mr. Pachauri’s assistant Arpita Bisht. Photo: UNIS.

Mr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, chairperson of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), visited UNIS on 28 May to learn more about our studies and research.

29 May 2013
Text: UNIS

Mr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri and his assistant Ms. Arpita Bisht visited UNIS on 28 May to learn more about the studies and research UNIS do in Svalbard and in the Arctic. They were greeted by director Ole Arve Misund and had a short tour of the building before being briefed about the UNIS CO2 Lab by manager Ragnhild Rønneberg.

They also met with two PhD students here at UNIS, Teena Chauhan and Sunil Mundra, both from India, who oriented the IPCC chair about their research and life in Svalbard.

Mr. Pachauri has been the chairperson of the IPCC since 2002, which was awarded the Nobel peace Prize in 2007.

After concluding the UNIS visit Mr. Pachauri travelled to Ny-Ålesund where he participated in the Ny-Ålesund symposium.

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