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Nobel Cheers

October 12, 2007
In an honour for Indian environmentalist R K Pachauri, the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) headed by him was on Friday awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. Former US vice president Al Gore also won the award, announced in Oslo by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, jointly with the IPCC.

The IPCC, a UN body comprising 3,000 atmospheric scientists, oceanographers, ice specialists, economists and other experts, is the world's top scientific authority on global warming and its impact.

The panel has been given the award for its 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 Nobel committee said.

Image : Chairman of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra Pachauri celebrates the Nobel Prize award with a champagne bottle on Friday.

Photographs : Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images

Also read: Al Gore, Pachauri's IPCC share peace Nobel


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