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Costa Rica presents its plan for GAM electric passenger train
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Costa Rica presents its plan for GAM electric passenger train

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 5, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency and the Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER) on Monday provided further details about an ambitious electric train network meant to revolutionize transport in…

Costa Rica launches plan to adopt electric buses
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica launches plan to adopt electric buses

AFP and The Tico Times - March 5, 2020

Costa Rica will launch this year a pilot plan to electrify its transportation in buses, with 15 units that will circulate throughout the country, the government and…

Costa Rica says it’s the first country in the region with nationwide electric vehicle charging grid
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica says it’s the first country in the region with nationwide electric vehicle charging grid

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 27, 2020

Costa Rica has more than 100 electric car charging stations within its national territory, according to First Lady Claudia Dobles, making the Central American country the first…

Costa Rica to take decarbonization steps this week
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica to take decarbonization steps this week

The Tico Times - February 24, 2020

Under the direction of the Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE), Costa Rica this week will take steps toward achieving its goal of decarbonizing its economy by 2050.…

Costa Rica opens UN climate meeting with call for concrete actions
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica opens UN climate meeting with call for concrete actions

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2019

Representatives from dozens of countries, including Costa Rica, are in Spain this week for the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as COP25.…

Costa Rica’s president recognized among TIME’s 100 Next
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s president recognized among TIME’s 100 Next

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 13, 2019

United States news organization TIME has recognized Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, in its inaugural list of "100 rising stars who will change the world." As the…

At environmental forum, Costa Rica touts economic benefits of climate policy
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Climate Change
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At environmental forum, Costa Rica touts economic benefits of climate policy

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 9, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado says Costa Rica's decarbonization plan could benefit the country's economy to the tune of $19.5 billion. During a speech at the PreCOP 25 meetings,…

Costa Rica launches special credits for electric cars, taxis and buses
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica launches special credits for electric cars, taxis and buses

AFP and The Tico Times - October 1, 2019

The three state banks of Costa Rica presented on Tuesday credit lines with preferential conditions for the purchase of electric vehicles, taxis and buses, as part of…

Watch: Costa Rica receives ‘Champions of the Earth’ award from UN
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Costa Rica
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Watch: Costa Rica receives ‘Champions of the Earth’ award from UN

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 27, 2019

Costa Rice last week was named a United Nations "Champion of the Earth" for policy leadership. The organization cited Costa Rica's decarbonization plan as the basis for…

Alvarado promotes Costa Rica’s commitment to combating climate change during U.N. General Assembly
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Climate Change
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Alvarado promotes Costa Rica’s commitment to combating climate change during U.N. General Assembly

Nate Doughty - September 25, 2019

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado met with world leaders and diplomats Tuesday during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City to discuss the Central American…