While world governments held climate talks in Paris, Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto unveiled $3 billion plans to cut sulfur content in gasoline produced at six refineries of state-run firm Pemex, reducing emissions by 90 percent.
Coffee fans will soon have another reason to buy Costa Rican brews. On Tuesday, officials from the Environment Ministry announced a new goal to convert 25,000 hectares of coffee plantations to carbon-efficient farms.
Costa Rica committed to a goal of zero net emissions by 2085 in its proposal for the Paris climate talks — 64 years later than the 2021 carbon neutrality goal set by the Oscar Arias administration in 2010.
With an electricity grid supplied by hydroelectric dams across rivers, from the heat of its numerous volcanoes, and from wind and the sun, the small Central American nation expects 97 percent of its energy generation to come from renewable sources this year.