Teen secures slot at top UN global talks


A Kenyan teenage environmentalist is among the guests invited for the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP global conference on pollution starting today.

17-year-old Lily Tanui, a form Four student at Bunyore Girls will be among the global gusts attending the UNEP headquarters in Gigiri, Nairobi to discuss ways to achieve a pollution free planet.

The high level event to be held from December 4 to 6, will bring together governments,business leaders, civil society and other stake holders to share ideas and commit to action against pollution.

The Assembly, world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment will use the opportunity to take stock of the latest developments in environmental policy and action.

The young Tanui has been extensively involved in tree planting and environmental management issues since primary school. The teen is the founder of Benur Self Help Group, an organization that champions initiates geared towards protecting the environment.

Early in the year, Ms Tanui, a Yale Young Global Scholars alumni attended the 2016 Yale Young Global Scholars Sustainability, Energy, and Environment session in the United States.


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