Al Gore and IPCC win Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Committee has, in recent years, broaden its views and interpretation on peacemaking and also recognising environment alongside with human rights, democracy, elimination of poverty and sharing of resources. This was shown already in 2004 when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Wangari Maatai for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace and the set up of the Green belt movement. When announcing the award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee praised the recipients' efforts to 'lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract (climate) change'.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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