OSLO (Reuters) - India's Rajendra Pachauri stepped down on Tuesday as chair of the U.N. panel of climate scientists, the United Nations said in a statement.
Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), pulled out of an IPCC meeting in Kenya this week after Indian police started an investigation into a sexual harassment complaint against him.
Pachauri has denied the allegations, according to a court order.
Pachauri has also suffered cardiac problems.
(Reporting by Alister Doyle; Editing by Alison Williams)