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Pachauri Takes WWF Money

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Last week, a sustainability summit organized by the chairman of the IPCC was held in India. The World Wildlife Fund provided funding.

sustainability_sponsors2013Official sponsors of TERI’s 2013 sustainability summit

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is supposed to be a scientific body. But its chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, can’t seem to help himself. He keeps associating with green activists.

Every year, a sustainability summit is held in Delhi, organized by TERI, the institute of which Pachauri is the Director-General. This year’s event wrapped up two days ago.

Front page of the 2013 summit website
Front page of the 2013 summit website

The navigation bar at the top of the conference website has a label titled Sponsors. Hovering over that label takes you to the page listing the organizations that provided funding.

Lots of government entities, banks, and UN organizations appear. When one thinks of sustainability, a manufacturer of luxury automobiles isn’t the first corporation that springs to mind. Nevertheless, BMW was a sponsor twice over.

But here’s the real bombshell: the India chapter of the World Wildlife Fund was, too.

That’s right, folks. The chairman of the IPCC is cashing cheques issued by the WWF.

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