– Wonderful and well deserved

“It’s wonderful that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former US Vice President Al Gore. This was truly well deserved,” said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, congratulating the two prize winners.

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“The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has given us vital new knowledge about the most urgent problem of our time, based on extensive scientific research. More than anyone else, Al Gore has inspired popular interest and engagement in climate change issues. I have met both Al Gore and the Chair of the IPCC, Dr Pachauri, on several occasions and am impressed and grateful for all the work they have done.

“I hope the prize will be an inspiration to everyone working on climate change. It will also boost efforts to achieve a new climate agreement,” said Mr Stoltenberg.

“The Nobel Committee’s decision confirms what more and more people are realising today – that the efforts to combat climate change are also efforts to promote peace and security,” he said.

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