The UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change and former US vice-president Al Gore have been jointly awarded the 2007 Nobel peace prize for their work in highlighting the perils of global warming. It is the first time the 106-year-old prize has been awarded explicitly for endeavour in the environmental policy arena. The jury praised the panel and Mr Gore's "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". See Nobel peace prize announcement.
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