UN-HABITAT Grants Cities Lecture Award to IPCC Chair

1 February 2010: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), through the Global Research Network on Human Settlements, its advisory board for the global report on human settlements, has awarded Rajendra Pachauri the 2010 UN-HABITAT Cities Lecture Award for his contribution and leadership on climate change and cities.

Pachauri is the Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Director-General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The Cities Lecture Award recognizes outstanding contributions to research, thinking and practice in the human settlements field. Pachauri is scheduled to deliver a lecture during an award ceremony on 23 March 2010, during the World Urban Forum, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [UN-HABITAT Press Release]