Al Gore to receive honorary degree from Tilburg University

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Former US vice president Al Gore is to receive an honorary degree from Tilburg University. The degree will be presented on 23 November, when Mr Gore is due to hold a lecture at the university and open the Tilburg Sustainability Centre TSC.

A spokesperson for the university says the former vice president is to receive the honorary degree for his huge contribution "to drawing attention to the importance of sustainability".

Mr Gore's lecture in Tilburg will focus on the global economic and political consequences of climate change. A dozen students will speak with him after the lecture. Extensive security measures will be in place during the visit.

The TSC is a new international research institute, in which scientists of various disciplines will search for solutions to create a sustainable society. The institute will work for both the government and commercial businesses.  



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