Following the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to Mr
Albert Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) , the President of the European Commission,
Josť Manuel Barroso, made the following statement:
"I congratulate Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change (IPCC) on the award of this year's
Nobel Peace Prize. Their contributions to the prevention of
climate change have raised awareness all over the world.
Their work has been an inspiration for politicians and
citizens alike. The European Union remains committed to its
ambitious goals in the field. I call on all our partners to
take this Nobel Peace Prize as an encouragement to approach
this challenge even more swiftly, and decisively."