Press release

Recent events highlight key role of Canadian scientists on the world stage

December 19, 2007

Leading organizations make link between 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and Bali climate negotiations

(December 20, 2007, Ottawa) Three leading organizations dedicated to understanding climate change, are pleased to recognize the Canadian scientists whose contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) helped win the group the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. The awards ceremony on December 10, happened at a time when evidence of climate change was at the forefront of discussions on a post-2012 international effort to fight global warming, in Bali, Indonesia.

The Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) have highlighted the fact that both events demonstrate the strong role played by Canadian scientists in identifying upcoming climate challenges and opportunities, and providing the data and analyses needed for policy action on these changes. These scientists demonstrate the quality and relevance of Canadian climate research and the country's international profile.

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