PM Modi to be presented with global energy and environment leadership award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be granted the CERAWeek global energy and environment leadership award while attending an annual international energy conference next week.

PM Modi along with that, will convey the keynote address at the CERAWeek Conference-2021, which will be conducted virtually from 1st to 5th March, its organizer, IHS Markit, said on Friday 26th February.


Some significant speakers at the conference include US special presidential ambassador for climate John Kerry, Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Breakthrough Energy Bill Gates and president and CEO, Saudi Aramco, Amin Nasser.

IHS Markit vice chairman and the conference’s chair, Daniel Yergin, said, “We look forward to Prime Minister Modi’s perspectives on the role of the world’s largest democracy and are pleased to honour him 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.”

In marking its path towards economic growth, poverty reduction and a new energy future, India has come up at the centre of global energy and the environment, and its leadership is important to meet the requirements of climate objectives for a sustainable future while establishing universal energy access, he said.

The annual international conference is a congregation of energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policy makers, leaders from the technology, financial and industrial communities, and energy technology innovators.