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President Alvarado meets with leader of upcoming UN climate talks
Climate Change
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President Alvarado meets with leader of upcoming UN climate talks

The Tico Times - March 20, 2021

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. As…

Waste management ‘one of biggest environmental problems,’ Costa Rica says
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Costa Rica
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Waste management ‘one of biggest environmental problems,’ Costa Rica says

The Tico Times - March 18, 2021

The Costa Rican government on Wednesday called mis-handling of solid waste "one of the biggest environmental problems" facing the country today. In that context, the Presidency introduced…

Chinese company BAIC opens dealership in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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Chinese company BAIC opens dealership in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 10, 2021

BAIC Group, a Chinese state-owned company, announced this week the opening of its dealership in Costa Rica. Promising an $8 million investment in Costa Rica over the…

UN commends Costa Rica for decarbonization efforts
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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UN commends Costa Rica for decarbonization efforts

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 25, 2021

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on Thursday commended Costa Rica for its ongoing decarbonization efforts.  Thursday marked the second anniversary of the National Decarbonization Plan,…

Government updates Costa Rica decarbonization efforts
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Government updates Costa Rica decarbonization efforts

The Tico Times - February 24, 2021

The Costa Rican government on Wednesday updated the progress of the country's decarbonization efforts. The Presidency says 90.7% of the 2022 targets are underway, while 25% of…

Costa Ricans filed 5,000 environmental complaints in 2020
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Ricans filed 5,000 environmental complaints in 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 29, 2021

The Environment Ministry (MINAE) says it received 5,722 complaints related to alleged environmental crimes in 2020. The figure represents a 9.3% increase over 2019. More than 85%…

Costa Rica celebrates U.S. support of global environmental plan
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica celebrates U.S. support of global environmental plan

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 27, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order that, in part, commits the country to taking bold steps regarding environmental conservation. "The United States and…

After year of inaction, international community meets to protect biodiversity
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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After year of inaction, international community meets to protect biodiversity

Anna PELEGRI / AFP - January 11, 2021

The international community meets Monday at a summit in Paris on biodiversity, dedicated to intensifying and launching new conservation plans after a year of almost total inaction.…

One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks

AFP - January 9, 2021

Global leaders will try to reignite international environmental diplomacy on Monday, with a biodiversity summit that launches a critical year for efforts to stem the devastating effects…

Public Security, Environment Ministries join forces to protect parks
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Public Security, Environment Ministries join forces to protect parks

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 29, 2020

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) says it will join forces with the Environment Ministry (MINAE) to help protect Costa Rica’s national parks from illegal activity. In recent…