South Korea's Lee to lead U.N. panel of climate scientists

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Posted: Oct 06, 2015 2:59 PM

OSLO (Reuters) - Governments picked South Korea's Hoesung Lee on Tuesday to head the U.N. panel of climate scientists, which guides policies for combating global warming and won a share of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Lee, a professor of the economics of climate change, will succeed India's Rajendra Pachauri as chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the IPCC said after a vote at a meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

(Reporting By Alister Doyle; editing by John Stonestreet)