Ministry of Environment and Forestry wants sportspersons to take a central role in the conservation of the environment.
The Principal Secretary Chris Kiptoo said that there is a strong relationship between sports, health and biodiversity.
Speaking today when he hosted Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei, the PS said athletes should join the government conservation efforts by adopting a forest or any green space within the urban centres which they can utilize to train when fully restored.
“There are over 800 green spaces in the country which require rehabilitation and restoration, Athletics Kenya should encourage athletes to invest in conservation to attract funding,” said the PS.
Athletics Kenya President Jackson Tuwei said AK is working to determine its carbon footprints as per the UNFCCC, undertake systematic efforts to promote greater responsibility, reduce overall climate impacts and also undertake collaborations in the environment sector.
Present were Ministry of Environment & Forestry Director of Projects, Programs and Strategic Initiatives Agnes Yobterik among other technical officers.