UN’s Champions of the Earth Award

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    • Indian wildlife biologist Dr. Purnima Devi Barman is among the honourees of this year’s Champions of the Earth award.
      • Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with United Nation’s Champions of the Earth Award 2018
      • PM Modi is the third Indian to receive this award after Tulsi Tanti, Chairman of the Suzlon Group, and Afroz Alam, a lawyer who led the clean-up at Mumbai’s Versova beach.

    About Champions of the Earth award 

    • UNEP’s Champions of the Earth honours individuals, groups, and organizations whose actions have a transformative impact on the environment. 
    • The annual Champions of the Earth award is the UN’s highest environmental honour. 
    • It recognizes outstanding leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector.
    • Since its inception in 2005, the annual Champions of the Earth award has been awarded to trailblazers at the forefront of efforts to protect our natural world.
    • The Champions of the Earth award will celebrate visionaries in three categories:
    • Inspiration and action
    • Entrepreneurial vision
    • Science and innovation

    Source: TH