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Costa Rica will run on more than 98% renewable energy for fifth consecutive year, government says
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Costa Rica will run on more than 98% renewable energy for fifth consecutive year, government says

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 24, 2019

The Government of Costa Rica expects the country will generate more than 99% of its energy from renewable resources in 2019. That means Costa Rica will have…

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

‘A vision that demonstrates the capacity of Costa Rica’: New law will ban styrofoam
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‘A vision that demonstrates the capacity of Costa Rica’: New law will ban styrofoam

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 17, 2019

Costa Rica's road to decarbonization and improved ecological sustainability took a significant leap forward as the country passed a law that will prohibit the import, distribution and…

First Lady Claudia Dobles named as one of world’s greatest leaders
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Costa Rica
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First Lady Claudia Dobles named as one of world’s greatest leaders

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 26, 2019

Costa Rica has one of the world’s greatest leaders in its midst. First Lady Claudia Dobles is ranked No. 15 on Fortune’s list of “World’s Greatest Leaders,”…

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Marco Sibaja / AFP - April 21, 2019

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. That…

Costa Rica inaugurates country’s largest solar park
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica inaugurates country’s largest solar park

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 31, 2019

Costa Rica on Saturday inaugurated the country’s largest solar park, which the government says will provide electricity to 5,000 homes. Located in Pocosol of San Carlos, Alajuela,…

A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica
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Climate Change
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A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica

Duncan Anderson - March 1, 2019

On Sunday, Costa Rica launched an economy-wide plan to decarbonize the country by 2050. The government presented a 10-part plan with a roadmap on how to decarbonize…

A plan to decarbonize by 2050 – how will Costa Rica pay for it?
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A plan to decarbonize by 2050 – how will Costa Rica pay for it?

Alexander Villegas - February 26, 2019

On Sunday, Costa Rica announced its vision for the future, and it’s carbon-free. Christiana Figueres, who’s heading the United Nations fight on climate change, took to the…

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