PM Narendra Modi receives CERAWeek global energy and environment leadership award

CERAWeek is short for Cambridge Energy Research Associates Week 2021. It is world's preeminent energy conference, which was held virtually between March1-5, 2021. 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the CERAWeek global energy and environment leadership award on March 5, 2021. The award recognises his commitment to sustainability in the energy and the environment.

While delivering the keynote address at the virtual award ceremony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this award recognises environmental leadership and it is commonly said that the best way to show is through action.  He continued by saying that when it comes to caring for the environment, the people of India are the leaders, and it has been the case for centuries

The Prime Minister said that he accepts the CERA Week Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award with great humility and dedicates it to the people of our great Motherland, India. He said that he dedicates the award to the glorious tradition of our land that has shown the way when it comes to caring for the environment.

He further said that in Mahatma Gandhi, we have one of the greatest environment champions to have ever lived and if humanity had followed the path given by him, we would not face many of the problems we do today.

He continued by saying that the most powerful way to fight climate change is behavioural change and today the world is focusing on fitness and wellness. He said that there is a growing demand for healthy and organic food and India can drive this global change through our spices, our Ayurveda products and more.

PM Modi highlighted that India's forest cover has grown significantly over the last seven years. He said that the population of lions, tigers, leopards and water fowls has grown, which are great indicators of positive behavioural changes.

What is CERAWeek?

•  CERAWeek is short for Cambridge Energy Research Associates Week 2021. It is world's preeminent energy conference, which was held virtually between March1-5, 2021. 

•  It was organised by IHS Markit, one of the leading source of information and insight in critical areas that shape today's business landscape.

•  The year 2021 marks the 39th edition of the conference and this was the first time that it was held virtually. 

Key Highlights PM Narendra Modi 

•  Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in a special plenary on March 5, 2021 with Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit and conference chair.

•  Speaking on India's position in the global energy environment, Yergin said that India has emerged at the center of global energy and the environment by charting its path towards economic growth, poverty reduction and a new energy future. 

•  He added saying that India's leadership is crucial to meet climate objectives for a sustainable future while ensuring universal energy access.

•  He further stated that they are pleased to honor PM Narendra Modi with the CERAWeek Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award for his commitment to expanding India's leadership in sustainable development to meet the country's, and the world's, future energy needs.

Background

The CERAWeek is an annual international conference, which sees participation from policymakers, government officials, experts, energy industry leaders, leaders from the technology, financial and industrial communities and energy technology innovators.

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