Costa Rica Decarbonization Plan Commitment of the Bicentennial Government
April 4, 2019

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.

 

Read the full plan here.