MEASURES OF REDUCING INDIVIDUALS CONTRIBUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE: THE CASE OF STAFF AT THE MINISTRY OF ENVIORNMENT AND MINERAL RESOURCES HEADQUATERS NAIROBI.
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Although much has been said on the broad subject of climate change, more needs to be done to
increase awareness and address measures which individuals can to take to reduce their
contribution to climate change. If large segments of society are willing to make changes, we can
expect an early transition to energy-efficient, technologically innovative, and environmentally
sustainable society. The beginning is recognizing as individuals the part we play in contributing
to this global problem of climate change.
This project aimed at enquiring into the level of awareness by staff at the Ministry of
Environment and Natural Resources (MENR) Headquarters, Nairobi about climate change. In
addition, the researcher sought to find out the measures that individuals are taking to reduce their
contribution to climate change.
The study was carried out at the Ministry of Environment headquarters Nairobi. Data was
collected by using a questionnaire and the analysis done by SPSS software. The sample under
study was drawn from the population by simple random sampling technique.
The main areas of focus for the study were an investigation into the level of awareness about
climate change, energy -efficient lighting, pooling of transport to reduce vehicular emissions and
the willingness by individuals to switch to renewable energy all aimed at reducing the effects of
climate change.