The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry has launched an initiative that will see Kenyans rewarded with certificates of green conduct.
Speaking to the media, Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya said the certificates will be issued to Kenyans who contribute towards climate action.
“The certificates will enable Kenyans to feel proud that they are contributing towards climate action in the smallest way,” CS Tuya said.
She urged Kenyans to continue planting trees, especially on their birthdays, to meet President Ruto’s fifteen billion trees target.
“Thirty trees in a year is possible, Kenyans should plant trees during their birthdays. With the efforts, we will realise the target to prevent climate change,” she said.
“Trees are life-giving.”
The prerequisite for earning the certificate would be the planting of more than 300 trees that can be accounted for by the government during a ten-year period.
“We are rolling out an extremely ambitious programme to green our country. It is in the spirit capitalising on nature-based solutions which is what we can do best.”
“15 billion trees like a mind-boggling figure, but if you break it down, it’s only 300 per Kenyan for ten years,” she added.