The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been declared a co-laureate of the 2022 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe together with the Association of Ukrainian Cities.
IPCC was selected by the Jury “… in recognition of its crucial work in raising awareness about the pressing need to globally act against greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate the effects of climate change that affect all humanity”. The North-South Prize jury selected IPCC and the Association of Ukranian Cities out of 18 nominations.
“It is a great professional privilege and a personal honor to receive the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe in the name of the thousands of scientists who have contributed to IPCC’s work over the past 35 years,” said IPCC Chair Jim Skea when receiving the award in Lisbon on 14 December 2023.
“For us, today’s prize is an important recognition of this collective and truly global undertaking – one that brings together scientists from developing and developed countries to jointly assess the science related to climate change. We are grateful to the Jury for recognizing this.”
The North-South Prize is awarded each year since 1995 to two candidates (activists, personalities, or organizations) who have stood out for their exceptional commitment to promoting North-South solidarity.
The Chair of the IPCC Jim Skea received the award on behalf of the IPCC at a ceremony on 14 December 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.