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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Wednesday
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News briefs: Costa Rica news highlights to start your Wednesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 11, 2020

Happy Wednesday from The Tico Times. We hope you're having a wonderful morning! Here's the local news you should know today. **** The National Emergency Commission (CNE) said…

Costa Rica to participate in UN General Assembly this week
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica to participate in UN General Assembly this week

The Tico Times - September 21, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado will participate this week in the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Costa Rican Presidency announced.  In a message to be…

$4 trillion fund holders tell Brazil to halt deforestation
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$4 trillion fund holders tell Brazil to halt deforestation

Patrick GALEY / AFP - June 23, 2020

Investment funds managing close to $4 trillion in assets called on Brazil Tuesday to halt deforestation of the Amazon in an open letter warning that biodiversity loss…

Costa Rica hosting Math + X symposium with renowned researchers
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Costa Rica hosting Math + X symposium with renowned researchers

The Tico Times - January 28, 2020

Costa Rica will welcome some of the world's top scientific minds when it hosts Math + X, a symposium organized by Rice University, this week. The three-day…

‘Do it for our children,’ parents plead at UN climate meet
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Climate Change
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‘Do it for our children,’ parents plead at UN climate meet

Marlowe Hood / AFP - December 5, 2019

Parents from around the globe Thursday said governments locked in negotiations at UN talks in Madrid must beat back the threat of global warming to "give our…

‘We’re still in it,’ US House leader says at UN climate meet
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‘We’re still in it,’ US House leader says at UN climate meet

AFP - December 2, 2019

US Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi told a UN climate conference Monday that the world could still count on the United States in the fight against global warming…

United States formally starts withdrawal from Paris climate accord
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Climate Change
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United States formally starts withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Shaun Tandon / AFP - November 4, 2019

The United States on Monday formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, making the world's largest economy the sole outlier…

Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift
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Climate Change
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Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift

Daniel Silva / AFP - November 1, 2019

Spain will host the COP25 climate summit in December, the UN said on Friday, after Chile abandoned plans to hold it due to deadly anti-government protests. Some…

Chile will not host COP25 climate meetings as mass protests continue
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Chile will not host COP25 climate meetings as mass protests continue

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 30, 2019

Chile will not host the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP25, officials announced Wednesday. The news comes in the face of mass demonstrations…

Global climate meetings in Costa Rica close with call for further action
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Climate Change
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Global climate meetings in Costa Rica close with call for further action

AFP and The Tico Times - October 11, 2019

Government and civil society representatives from across the world called on Thursday in Costa Rica for countries to take more decisive action in the face of global…