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Costa Rica honored at Paris climate talks with message on Eiffel Tower

November 30, 2015

Costa Ricans gushed with pride Monday as Paris lit up its most celebrated architectural gem with the phrase “100% Pura Vida.”

The message on the Eiffel Tower presumably refers to Costa Rica’s record stretch this year running on 100 percent renewable energy — 255 days, according to the presidency.

Leaders from 195 countries are meeting this week and next in Paris to try and hash out a plan to halt the world’s movement toward catastrophic climate change.

Costa Rica has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2085 — a retreat from its longstanding goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2021 but still a strong and, government officials say, more realistic commitment.

Recommended: A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica

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