The BBC on Monday published a feature story highlighting Costa Rica’s efforts to decarbonize by 2050.
While Costa Rica promotes an eco-friendly ideal, “for those familiar with its capital, San José, a different picture emerges,” author Jocelyn Timperley writes.
“The reality of life here in the heart of the country’s central valley can feel far less eco-friendly. San José’s streets are typically full to brimming with cars, daily traffic jams and often-unreliable public transport.”
The article continues by explaining Costa Rica’s plans to improve public transport with an electric train, bike routes and walking paths throughout San José.
“It’s here the changes will need to begin if the country is to become truly zero carbon,” Timperley says.
The whole story is well worth a read: Click here to read the story in the BBC.
Costa Rica in the news
Costa Rica has received plenty of coverage in recent days from international outlets. Here’s what they’re saying:
- Costa Rica hopes local tourism will help keep struggling businesses afloat. But there are no guarantees it will work. Click here to listen to this story from The World.
- How did Costa Rica become one of the first countries to restart its soccer league? ESPN and Get CONCACAFed have the answer.
- The World Economic Forum explores Costa Rica’s coronavirus response.
- Costa Rica’s Enrique Lin Shiao helps California fight the coronavirus. Story via Forbes.