Take charge of the environment, CS Tobiko tells youth

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Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has echoed the youth for their zeal and leadership in taking up climate action.

The CS reiterated that leadership will never be handed to the young people unless they assert their role and take charge since they have a greater stake in the well-being of the planet.

CS Tobiko said the youth which makes up 60% of the world’s population are powerful since they have the numbers, energy, and technology and are not bound by territorial boundaries.

The CS said as policy leaders they want to listen more to the young people and their resolutions and how that can be mainstreamed into the high-level decision making.

CS Tobiko spoke today in Stockholm at the Global Youth Assembly a meeting that was addressed by Ms Johanna Lissinger-Peitz, Ambassador for Stockholm+50, and Ms Jayathma Wickramanayake.

Others were UN Youth Envoy, Ms Ligia Noronha, Assistant Secretary-General, UNEP, Ms Emma Kari, Minister of Environment – Finland, Ms Carin Jämtin, Secretary-General of SIDA, Ms Paula Lehtomäki, Secretary-General of NCM, Ms Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director General of the EU – Environment among others. #Stockholm50

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