Prime Minister Narendra was on Wednesday conferred with 'Champions of The Earth Award' at a special ceremony in New Delhi.
The award was presented to PM Modi by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres
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The award was announced on the sidelines of 73rd UN General Assembly in New York.
'Champions of The Earth Award' is the highest environmental honour given by the United Nations.
PM Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron were named recipients of the prestigious 'Champions of The Earth Award' by the United Nations on September 26.
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The two leaders were chosen for this award in recognition of their exemplary leadership and advocating action on sustainable development and climate change.
Prime Minister Modi was selected in the leadership category for his pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and for his unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022, it said.
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.
(With PTI inputs)