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Al Gore awarded prize for fighting global warming
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2007-06-07 14:37
Former U.S. vice president Al Gore won one of Spain's top prizes for his unremitting efforts in fighting global warming, the Spanish Prince of Asturias Foundation announced Wednesday.

He was honored with the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, the foundation said.

Gore has made a decisive contribution to raising awareness among societies and governments around the world, letting them know about the great challenges posed by global climate change, Leopoldo Calvo, chairman of the award committee said.

Since leaving the White House in 2001, Gore has been giving speeches on global warming around the world.

The prize is named after Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and is one of eight given out annually in categories ranging from arts to sports. The winner will get 50,000 euros in cash and a reproduction of a statue by the late Spanish artist Joan Miro.

The 59-year-old former vice president also won an Oscar this year for "An Inconvenient Truth," his documentary film about global warming.

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