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Al Gore

Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation 2007

At its meeting in Oviedo, the Jury for the 2007 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, made up of María Jesús Álvarez González, Enrique Barón, José María Bergareche, Emilio Cassinello, Alicia Castro Masaveu, Consuelo Crespo, Manuel Díaz Ron, Jorge de Esteban, Luis Fernández, Severino García Vigón, Antonio Garrigues Walker, Isabel Gómez-Acebo, Laura González, Luis Lada Díaz, Ricardo Martí Fluxá, José María Martín Patino, Luis Javier Navarro Vigil, Marcelino Oreja Aguirre, Yago Pico de Coaña, Francisco Pinto Balsemão, Luis Ruiz de Gopegui Miguel, Luis Sánchez-Merlo, Gustavo Suárez Pertierra, chaired by Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo with Teodoro López-Cuesta as secretary, has decided to bestow the 2007 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation on Al Gore, Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for Climate Protection, for his decisive contribution towards making progress in solving the serious problems caused by climate change that are threatening our planet and which make international cooperation an absolute necessity in the search for a solution. In bestowing this Award, the Jury wishes to highlight Al Gore´s many great merits, for he is a public figure who, with his leadership, has contributed towards raising awareness amongst people and governments throughout the world by advocating this noble and vital cause.

By conferring this Award to such an outstanding citizen, the Jury also wishes to recognize the efforts of all of the people and organizations that are working along the same lines.

Oviedo, 6th June, 2007

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