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UN names Costa Rica as ‘Champion of the Earth’ for environmental efforts
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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UN names Costa Rica as ‘Champion of the Earth’ for environmental efforts

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 20, 2019

The United Nations has selected Costa Rica as its 2019 Champions of the Earth award for policy leadership, the organization announced Friday. Citing Costa Rica's plan to…

New York at the center of the fight against climate change
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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New York at the center of the fight against climate change

Ivan Couronne / AFP and The Tico Times - September 17, 2019

Environmental activists will meet in New York on Friday for a demonstration and a youth summit, with the goal of pressuring world leaders gathered at the UN…

‘Time to stop talking and start acting,’ Environment Minister says
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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‘Time to stop talking and start acting,’ Environment Minister says

Latin Clima - June 7, 2019

Costa Rica's Environment and Energy Minister, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, spoke in a webinar addressing Latin America's role in environmental action. "They offer us $5 per ton of…

Communities to commemorate World Oceans Day with cleanups, events
Environment
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Environment
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Communities to commemorate World Oceans Day with cleanups, events

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 5, 2019

Communities across Costa Rica will commemorate Saturday's World Oceans Day with cleanups and similar events. The efforts aim to remind participants about the importance of the oceans…

Renewables, electrification and efficiency the ideal scenario to combat climate change
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Renewables, electrification and efficiency the ideal scenario to combat climate change

Michelle Soto / Latin Clima - May 27, 2019

By expanding the use of renewable sources in combination with greater electrification, the world would be able to reduce more than 75% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…

Costa Rica and Peru establish alliance to develop water program in Guanacaste
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rica and Peru establish alliance to develop water program in Guanacaste

Latin Clima and The Tico Times - April 5, 2019

On March 11, the Ministry of Environment and Energy in Costa Rica (MINAE) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation in Peru (MINAGRI) presented a program to…

French town sets precedent for life after coal
Environment
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Environment
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French town sets precedent for life after coal

Pilar Assefh and Michelle Soto / Latin Clima - March 10, 2019

Loos-en-Gohelle is a town in the north of France whose coal mines were active for 150 years. After the last mine closed in the 1990s, unemployment and…

Costa Rican communities fighting against climate change
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rican communities fighting against climate change

Latin Clima - February 2, 2019

Costa Rica decided to take the challenge of decarbonizing its economy, for which the transportation sector represents a fundamental challenge, followed by the solid waste sector. Inventories…

Sorbos: Edible straws coming to Costa Rica
Environment
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Environment
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Sorbos: Edible straws coming to Costa Rica

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - November 1, 2018

Earlier this year, several major companies banned plastic straws due to environmental concerns. But it’s difficult to eliminate straws without something to replace them. That’s where Sorbos…

New competition will fund green projects for small companies
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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New competition will fund green projects for small companies

Alissa Grosskopf - September 5, 2018

The Promoter of External Trade of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) and the Costa Rica United States Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) have joined forces to launch a new contest…

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