PM Modi Gets UN‘S’ Champions of the Earth’ Award (Download PDF)


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PM & French President awarded UN’s highest environmental honour, ‘Champions of Earth Award’ at ceremony in Delhi, for pledge to eliminate single use plastic in India by 2022. Cochin International Airport honored w/award for Entrepreneurial Vision, for its leadership in use of sustainable energy.

Image of Packaging is the largest application of plastics

Image of Packaging is the Largest Application of Plastics

Image of Packaging is the largest application of plastics

Significance of UN’s’ Champions of the Earth’ Award

  • PM selected in leadership for his pioneering work in championing International Solar Alliance, global partnership to scale up solar energy.

  • UN Environment recognising PM for his bold leadership on global stage.

About UN’s’ Champions of the Earth’ Award

  • Annual ‘Champions of Earth’ prize is awarded to leaders from Gov. , Civil society & private sector whose actions had positive impact on environment.

  • UN’s highest environmental honour from public & private sectors & civil society

  • Awards established in 2005 under United Nations Environments Programme

  • Awards recognize 5 - 7 laureates annually & invited to award ceremony to receive trophy, give acceptance speech & take part in press conference

  • In 2017, ‘Champions of Earth’ programme expanded to include young Champions of Earth, aged b/w 18 to 30, who demonstrate potential to create positive environmental impact.

Awardees: Champions of Earth

  • Joan Carling- Zhejiang’s Green Rural Revival Programme

  • Beyond Meat- Science & Innovation

  • Michelle Bachelet- Policy Leadership

  • Afroz Shah- Inspiration & Action

UN Environment

  • Global voice on Environment

  • Provides leadership, encourages environment by inspiring, informing, enabling nations, & peoples to improve their quality of life.

  • It works w/Govts. , Private sector, civil society & w/other UN entities, international org. across world.

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  • Headquarters: New York
  • Establishment: 26 June 1945

- Published/Last Modified on: November 4, 2018

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