September 13, 2008

Local Nobel Peace Prize Contributor Recognized

Alcoa Inc. said Thursday that Ken Martchek, manager for environment and sustainability at its North Side corporate center, was one of four employees who were recognized recently by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as playing a role in the organization winning a share of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

The intergovernmental panel, based in Switzerland, said the four contributed to the award as lead authors of guidelines nations use to report greenhouse emissions from the metal industries.

The Alcoa employees took part in developing the final guidelines for reporting emissions to national inventories from the aluminum sector.

Originally published by staff and wire reports.

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