United Nations ‘Champion of Earth’ award for PM Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received the United Nations' highest environmental honour 'Champions of The Earth Award' at a special ceremony. The award, announced on September 26 on the sidelines of 73rd UN General Assembly in New York, will be presented by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
United Nations ‘Champion of Earth’ award for PM Narendra Modi
*French President Emmanuel Macron, President of France and Modi have been jointly recognised in the Policy Leadership category for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and promoting new areas of levels of cooperation on environmental action, including Macron’s work on the Global Pact for the Environment and Modi’s unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022.
*Cochin International Airport has also been honoured this year with the award for Entrepreneurial Vision, for its leadership in the use of sustainable energy.
About the Award:
*The Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental recognition, was founded in 2005.
*The award celebrates exceptional figures from the public and private sectors and from civil society, whose actions have had a transformative positive impact on the environment.
*The award also recognises the efforts for promoting new areas of levels of cooperation on environmental action.


United Nations ‘Champion of Earth’ award for PM Narendra Modi United Nations ‘Champion of Earth’ award for PM Narendra Modi Reviewed by The Hindu Current Affairs on October 09, 2018 Rating: 5

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