Prime Minister Modi conferred Champions of Earth Award 2018 for Policy Leadership

Prime Minister Modi conferred Champions of Earth Award 2018 for Policy Leadership
Prime Minister Modi conferred Champions of Earth Award 2018 for Policy Leadership

Prime Minister Modi conferred Champions of Earth Award 2018 for Policy Leadership

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was conferred the "Champions of the Earth" Award 2018 for Policy Leadership by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at a ceremony at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.
This is the highest environmental honour of UN. The award recognises the Prime Minister's bold environmental leadership on the global stage for his pioneering work and championing the solar alliance and for promoting new areas of.cooperation in environment action including Prime Minister's unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single use plastics by 2020.

The award is also a global recognition of India, particularly in the realm of solar parks and renewable energy.

Champions of the Earth Award

Champions of the Earth is the highest UN honour in the field of environment. The award recognizes outstanding figures from public and private sector as well as civil society, whose actions have brought about a positive impact and a transformation on environment. 

The Champions of the Earth award was launched in 2005. The award is presented in five categoriesLifetime Achievement, Policy Leadership, Action and Inspiration, Entrepreneurial Vision and Science & Innovation. Since its inception thirteen years ago, the awards have recognized 84 laureates.

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