Short communications

Convocation address at the IIM Calcutta

  •  Rajendra K Pachauri  |   April 18, 2013

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I was the Chief Guest at the 48th Annual Convocation of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and I thought I would share some parts of my Convocation address with colleagues in TERI because they apply as much to an institution like IIM, Ca...

Communications as an instrument of change

  •  Rajendra K Pachauri  |   March 15, 2013

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I believe one of the more important reports brought out by the IPCC is the one that we released in 2011 on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX). My very good friend Steve Schneider, an outstan...

Building up TERI's convening power

  •  Rajendra K Pachauri  |   February 6, 2013

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Last week we had organized the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, and I must express my deep satisfaction at the way this particular event has evolved over the years. DSDS is now not only a platform for ideas related to specific aspects of su...

Tippani on New Year’s Day

  •  Rajendra K Pachauri  |   January 1, 2013

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We are at the start of a new year and all of us would certainly be facing new challenges. What is even more significant is the fact that some of our old challenges remain neglected and, therefore, have only become more daunting.

Speech at CoP18

  •  Rajendra K Pachauri  |   December 15, 2012

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I thought as the tippani for this month I would provide the address that I gave at CoP18 in Doha on November 28th. I hope this speech sets out some issues that the global community needs to deal with.

Convocation Address by Dr R K Pachauri at Manipal University's 2012 Convocation on 10th November, 2012

  •  Rajendra K Pachauri  |   November 14, 2012

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On this occasion I thought rather than write something specifically as part of my normal Tippani, I would provide below the speech that I gave as the Chief Guest at Manipal University during the 2012 Convocation held on 10th November. I realize this...

Leadership, spiritual enlightenment and absence of rancour

  •  Rajendra K Pachauri  |   October 12, 2012

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I have always advocated to colleagues the importance of physical health, and in my own experience I have found that being healthy gives you the capacity to push yourself beyond the brink. Unfortunately, this time I have overdone things, and am suffer...

This year's monsoon rains - is this an indicator of the future

  •  Rajendra K Pachauri  |   September 5, 2012

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Delhi and other parts of the country have received excessive rain in the past few weeks, which is at variance with the patterns that we saw at the beginning of the current monsoon season.

The science of weather forecasting and behaviour of the monsoon

  •  Rajendra K Pachauri  |   August 4, 2012

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The Indian monsoon and its vagaries are very difficult to predict, but such a large part of the Indian economy and the lives of so many people depend on it, that we need to reach a level of perfection in forecasting monsoon rains.

India and Pakistan as good neighbours

  •  Rajendra K Pachauri  |   July 5, 2012

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I was in Pakistan last week, and this was one of several trips that I have made to that country. This time, of course, it was different, because I went over land through the Wagah Border which is a very interesting experience.