Ifall någon av er undrat vad IPCC tänker göra med den prissumma de tilldelades när de och Al Gore fick Nobels fredspris – här är svaret. Direkt från IPCC och deras ”Use of funds from the Nobel Peace prize”.
The IPCC was jointly awarded, with Mr Al Gore, the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and as part of this award the IPCC received an amount of 885,000 CHF as its share of the award money.
De drygt 5 miljoner kronor man har fått kommer att gå dels till att sprida vidare IPCC:s kunskap och budskap och dels till en nyinstiftad fond för unga forskare i utvecklingsländer (The IPCC Bert Bolin Memorial Scholarship Fund).
Aim and Purpose of the Fund: The Aim and Purpose of the Fund is to build capacity in the understanding and management of climate change in developing countries, through providing opportunities for young scientists from developing countries to undertake studies that would not otherwise be possible without the intervention of the Fund.
All delegations consulted felt it important that the fund was used in a way that provides a long-term legacy. This can be achieved in two ways:
(i) Scholars who have studied with the support of the fund can be expected to provide a lifetime of returns to the community.
(ii) The intention would be to fund scholarships from income from the fund (both investment income and additional donations), rather than from the Nobel Prize capital, so that the fund would be perpetual.
The six Co-chairs of the three IPCC Working Groups and the IPCC Chair or his nominee, serving as a Science Board, would set the priorities for selection of scholars and would make the final selection of scholars. This Science Board will be aware of the current science landscape, of the gaps both in science and in national capacity, and have a developed/developing country balance.
Vad tror ni? Vågar vi hoppas på att fondtilldelningen sker oberoende av om forskaren ifråga stödjer eller ifrågasätter IPCC:s budskap?