Al Gore in "An Inconvenient Truth"

Gore Awarded Gothenburg Prize

Former American Vice President and environmental campaigner Al Gore has been honored by the western Swedish city of Gothenburg for his work for green issues.

The Gothenburg Prize for Sustainable Development was established in 1999 by the city council and local business leaders. The jury praised Gore for raising awareness of environmental issues, and in particular for his Oscar-winning film that dealt with climate change, ”An Inconvenient Truth”, and his work on the Live Earth concerts held in July.

According to the prize committee, Gore will accept his award in Gothenburg next January.

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