Sustainable Development Leadership Award
Sustainable Development Leadership Award is awarded every year, since 2005, to an eminent global leader, felicitating their contributions in the field of sustainable development. The 12th Sustainable Development Leadership Award ceremony will be held during the inaugural session of the World Sustainable Development Summit - 2016.
The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Sikkim, Mr Pawan Kumar Chamling, was felicitated with the prestigious Sustainable Development Leadership Award 2016, for his contributions towards making Sikkim the first fully organic state in India. Under the leadership of Mr Chamling, the Sikkim government successfully implemented the Sikkim Organic Mission Project. The mission helped make organic seeds and manures widely available, helped farmers market their agricultural produce, and provided the farmers with advanced training in organic farming.
Past winners of the award are:
Former President of European Commission & Former Prime Minister of Portugal 2015
Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra 2014
President of the Republic of Seychelles 2013
President of Mexico 2012
President of Finland 2012
Hon'ble Prime Minister of India 2011
Prime Minister of Japan The Award was received by Mr Mutsuyoshi Nishimura on his behalf 2010
Secretary-General, United Nations 2009
President of Maldives 2008
Governor, State of California, USA. The Award was received by Dr Alan C. Lloyd, on his behalf 2007
Former President of Mexico and Director Yale Centre for the study of Globalization, USA 2006
Honorary Chairman/Member of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan 2005