Costa Rica aims to be a modern, green, emission-free, resilient and inclusive economy

Costa Rica aims to be a modern, green, emission free, resilient and inclusive economy
Costa Rica aims to be a modern, green, emission free, resilient and inclusive economy

New Delhi, 25-02-2019. Flagging that today President of the Republic of Costa Rica, (2018-2022) Carlos Alvarado Quesada launched a plan to make the country one of the world’s first zero emissions nations.

A brief information about Costa Rica

Costa Rica
is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the
Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural
institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its
beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up
of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal
birds.

According to The Costa Rica’s National Decarbonization Plan’s Vision paper, “Costa Rica has set out to lay the foundations of the new Costa Rican economy of the 21st century by creating a positive, innovative and inspiring vision of the future. An economy that responds to changes in the global context, moving towards a green economy, which promotes the sustainable use of natural resources.

Although the
transition to a low-emission economy requires a profound transformation, it is worth noting that Costa Rica has made
important progress in previous decades, including an electrical grid that is over 95% free of emissions and a very low rate of
deforestation, with a forest cover that exceeds 52% of its territory.

However, the
challenges are important and require transformational efforts, such as the development and implementation of one
of the few decarbonization strategies in the world with short and long-term goals.

Costa Rica
seeks to inspire all kinds of stakeholders to go beyond “the usual” and be part
of this
positive transformation, becoming the best version of itself and demonstrating
that it is possible to fulfill the commitments acquired in the 2030 Development Agenda.”

Carlos
Alvarado Quesada tweeted,

The presentation of our National Decarbonisation Plan has echoed around the world. Many thanks to the President of the Government of Spain, @sanchezcastejon, for adding his message to our cause #DescarbonicemosCR

Senior journalist and environmentalist Dr Seema Javed (Affiliated with climate trends, the organization that works on environment and climate change) said,

“The National Decarbonization Plan balances a long-term vision with immediate actions across ten sectoral areas including energy, transport, and land use, with policy packages up to 2050.”

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