Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the United Nations’ body that’s tasked with studying climate change and its supposed effects, resigned from his post Tuesday amid charges that he sexually harassed one of his employees.
The Guardian reported that Mr. Pachauri has denied the charges made by a 29-year-old woman who works at his research institute in Delhi, India.
But he also said the charges would interfere in his work for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and has therefore stepped down, The Hill reported.
“The IPCC needs strong leadership and dedication of time and full attention by the chair in the immediate future, which under the current circumstance I am unable to provide,” he said in a resignation letter to U.S. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Little was released regarding the nature of the sexual harassment.