International Climate Change Bodies Win Humanity Prize

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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A prize worth 1 million euros ($970,000) is being awarded to two intergovernmental bodies for their work on climate change.

Organizers of the annual Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity announced on Thursday that this year’s winners are the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

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Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who chairs the prize’s jury, said the prize would help keep the issue of climate change in the public’s mind even as Russia’s war in Ukraine and its aftermath dispute the ‘Warning.

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The IPCC is a United Nations body which, since 1998, has encouraged scientific research and supported government efforts to combat climate change. He shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former US Vice President Al Gore.

IPBES is an independent organization created in 2012 to facilitate the transfer of information between scientists and governments.

The award was created in 2020 by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, based in Lisbon, Portugal, to recognize significant contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

He has previously honored climate activist Greta Thunberg.


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