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Sep 27, 2018
5:14AM

PM Modi honoured with UN Champions of the Earth Award

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded the prestigious UN Champions of the Earth Award. UN Environment announced that PM Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have been awarded in the Policy Leadership category, for their efforts regarding the International Solar Alliance.

The award also recognises the efforts for promoting new areas of levels of cooperation on environmental action. This includes Mr. Modi’s unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single- use plastic in India by 2022.

Founded thirteen years ago, the annual Champions of the Earth prize is awarded to outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a positive impact on the environment. 

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