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PM Modi, Macron to receive UN's 'Champions of the Earth Award' today

The award was announced on September 26 on the sidelines of 73rd UN General Assembly in New York

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Twitter: @PMOIndia

will receive the United Nation's highest environmental honour 'Champions of The Earth Award' at a special ceremony at New Delhi on Wednesday.

and French have been named as recipients of the prestigious award for their exemplary leadership and advocating action on sustainable development and climate change.

The award, announced on September 26 on the sidelines of 73rd General Assembly in New York, will be presented by Antonio Guterres, an official statement said.

has been selected in the leadership category for his pioneering work in championing the and for his unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in by 2022, it said.

The annual 'Champions of the Earth' prize is awarded to outstanding leaders from government, and the private sector whose actions have had a positive impact on the environment.

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First Published: Tue, October 02 2018. 19:05 IST