Costa Rica towards Carbon neutrality

Costa Rica is committed to a new project for the benefit of the environment and humanity in general. To be a zero-emission country of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by the year 2021. The goal is to become a world-wide example and a leader in environmental subjects.

This proactive position seeks to set the example and motivate its inhabitants and visitors to have a change in the way we live in search of having a world with a better future and to reverse the damage that has been caused to the planet.

Costa Rica aims to absorb the CO2 emissions it can generate through planting trees and conserving forests and changing the ways of obtaining energy from renewable sources. Costa Rica is a country that has favorable conditions to achieve the goal of zero CO2, its electrical matrix is renewable, as it has water, wind, and geothermal resources, among others that would allow it to take an important advantage.

The main source of pollution, about 70% of greenhouse gas emissions are vehicles. A vast reforestation plan has been pushed to absorb these gases and a plan to promote cleaner vehicles. Costa Rica has managed to stop deforestation and reforest about 50% of its surface area in recent decades.

The Government of Costa Rica encourages people who own property or land to participate in a program that encourages reforestation and conservation of the forest, who participate receive monetary compensation.

In addition, Costa Rica promotes, apart from its public initiative, the private sector to promote the reduction of its carbon footprint. It offers technical training related to topics such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, fuel substitution, refrigerant management and replacement and waste management among some actions to be taken for the measurement, reduction, removal, and compensation of greenhouse gas emissions.

Come visit Costa Rica and leave your mark in favor of carbon neutrality and take the example for your country.

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