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PM Narendra Modi, Emmanuel Macron awarded ‘Champions of the Earth Award’ by UN

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron were on Wednesday awarded the ”Champions of the Earth” award by the United Nations.

PM Modi and Macron were recognized in the Policy Leadership category.

The two world leaders were awarded for their outstanding work in championing the International Solar Alliance and promoting new areas of levels of cooperation on environmental action, according to the UN.

Four other environmental changemakers were also awarded by the UN.

“Emmanuel Macron, President of France and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, are 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, including Macron’s work on the Global Pact for the Environment and Modi’s unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022,” the United Nations said in a press release.