The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore "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 Prize was awarded to the IPCC as an organisation and, therefore, the individual scientists that contributed to the work of the IPCC are not Nobel Laureates. Nevertheless, both the Nobel Committee and the IPCC paid tribute to the contributions of these scientists:
Through the scientific reports it has issued over the past two decades, the IPCC has created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming. Thousands of scientists and officials from over one hundred countries have collaborated to achieve greater certainty as to the scale of the warming.—
I pay tribute to the thousands of experts and scientists who have contributed to the work of the Panel over almost two decades of exciting evolution and service to humanity.—
The IPCC further acknowledged these scientists by presenting commemorative certificates for "contributing to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC".
- "The Nobel Peace Prize for 2007". Oslo: The Norwegian Nobel Committee. 12 October 2007. Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
- "The Nobel Lecture by the IPCC (2007)". Oslo: Norwegian Nobel Committee. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
- "Statement about the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize". Geneva: IPCC. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
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