Dr. Pachauri heads TERI (Tata Energy Research Institute) as Director General. Under his guidance TERI selected the DIRK India Pozzocrete Plant in 2006 as one of the 25 best projects for corporate environmental responsibility : TERI Publication "Cleaner is Cheaper". Georg Dirk congratulates Dr. Pachauri for this excellent recognition his important work achieved.
Dr Rajendra K Pachauri was born in Nainital, India, on 20 August 1940. He assumed his current responsibilities as the head of TERI (Tata Energy Research Institute) in 1981, first as Director and, since April 2001, as Director-General. TERI does original work and provides professional support in the areas of energy, environment, forestry, biotechnology, and the conservation of natural resources to government departments, institutions, and corporate organizations worldwide. Dr Pachauri has been elected as Chairman of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), established by World Meteorological Organization and United Nations Environment Programme in 1988. He has taken charge as Chairman, IPCC from 20th April 2002 onwards. He has been active in several international forums dealing with the subject of climate change and its policy dimensions.
In the Foreword to the book "Cleaner is Cheaper" Dr. Pachauri writes:
...consequently, cleaner is cheaper for the bottom line as well. We hope that dissemination of these success stories will inspire many other organisations to attempt similar environmental improvements, thereby creating greater wealth for each enterprise and society around, as well as higher economic growth for the country. ......