New Delhi, Oct 12 (UNI) Rajendra K Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which was today co-awarded with former US Vice President Al Gore the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, described the honour as recognition finally of the global concern.
Reacting immediately to the announcement earlier in the day at Oslo about IPCC and former US Vice President Gore sharing this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Dr Pachauri said he was ''happy that climate change has been brought finally on the agenda''.
Accepting the tidal wave of congratulations from admirers at his TERI office here, Dr Pachauri candidly admitted that he had ''never expected'' the signal honour but was happy to attribute it to the works done by IPCC as an organisation rather than any single individual.
Dr Pachauri was elected in 2002 to chair the panel which issued reports this year warning of the risks of global warming.
The award winners shall collect 1.5 million Dollars in prize money in Oslo on December 10.