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Climate Change: Antonio Guterres awards Champions of The Earth to PM Narendra Modi



UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres presents Champions of The Earth Award 2018 to PM Narendra Modi on Oct 3, 2018 at New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the UN Champions of the Earth award, the highest environmental honesty of the United Nations on October 3, 2018.

The award was presented by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at a special ceremony in New Delhi. Speaking on the event, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that Prime Minister Modi is a leader who realises the issue of climate change and understands the benefits of climate action.

The award was announced on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of 73rd UN General Assembly in New York.   

The prestigious awards programme recognised six of the world’s most outstanding environmental changemakers this year for their mixture of audacious, innovative and active forces to try some of the most stately environmental issues.

Prime Minister Modi has been selected in the leadership category for his pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance, a global partnership to scale up solar energy.

Through the award, the UN Environment is recognising Modi for his bold environmental leadership on the global stage.

The award is also in recognition of Modi’s unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022.


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