President Carlos Alvarado met this week with Alok Sharma, the British politician who will preside over the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26.
Costa Rica's main objective: to protect 30% of the Earth's natural spaces by 2030, an initiative that begins to be known as #30x30.
Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado made climate change personal.
President Alvarado touted Costa Rica's successes while explaining that an environmentally progressive economy can be a profitable one.
"We see climate change as a public health issue," Pelosi said, standing along side heads of state from Costa Rica and Bangladesh.
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.
The UN is exploring other hosting options.
Attendees at the Costa Rica event proposed the end of fossil fuel subsidies, the preservation of nature and the promotion of clean and renewable energy as a path for this new model.
President Carlos Alvarado says Costa Rica's decarbonization plan could benefit the country's economy to the tune of $19.5 billion.
Participants raised the need to look in nature for mechanisms to contain global warming.
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