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PM Modi, French Prez Macron win ‘Champions of the Earth Award’


New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have won United Nations’ highest environmental honour, ‘Champions of the Earth’ award. PM Modi and French President were recognized in the Policy Leadership category for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and promoting new areas of levels of cooperation on environmental action, a foreign media has said. PM Modi was hailed for his pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022 and Macron’s work on the Global Pact for the Environment. Among the other recipient of the awards was Cochin International Airport, which was honoured for its “leadership in the use of sustainable energy”.  Joan Carling was awarded the “lifetime achievement award” . China’s Zhejiang’s Green Rural Revival Programme was honoured for "Inspiration and Action for the transformation of a once heavily polluted area of rivers and streams in East China's Zhejiang province" and “Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods has jointly been recognized in the Science and Innovation category”.

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