Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold Gore Jr. Share Nobel Peace PrizeOctober 12, 2007
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for "their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."
The IPCC was created in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program to assess the risk of human-induced climate change, potential impact and options for adaptation and mitigation. The Panel issues its findings in a report every six years. Chapters of the report are released throughout the year culminating in a synthesis report in November. Thousands of scientists and officials from over one hundred countries collaborate to produce these reports.
Al Gore was recognized by the Committee as "one of the world's leading environmentalist politicians" and "probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted."