# Kenya’s president William Ruto has earned recognition from Time Magazine’s Time 100 Climate rankings as one of the world’s 100 most influential leaders shaping global climate action. This accolade follows Ruto’s recent initiative to establish a tree-planting national holiday, on which 100-million trees were planted. This effort aligns with his broader ambition to plant 15-billion trees within ten years. Ruto’s recognition comes as the World Bank warns Kenya’s economic output could decline by 7.25-percent by 2050 if the country fails to tackle climate change.
Kenyan president Ruto makes Time Magazine’s prestigious climate leaders list