• Saturday, August 13, 2022

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Modi conferred UN’s highest environmental honour

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi.

By: Keerthi Mohan

Prime minister Narendra Modi has been awarded with the UN’s Champions of the Earth Award for his leadership in promoting solar energy and for his pledge to eliminate single use plastic in India by 2022. Six of the world’s most outstanding environmental changemakers have been recognised with the Champions of the Earth Award. “This years’ laureates are recognised for a combination of bold, innovative and tireless efforts to tackle some of the most urgent environmental issues of our times,” the UN environment programme said. French president Emmanuel Macron and Modi have been jointly recognised in the Policy Leadership category for their…

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