U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order that, in part, commits the country to taking bold steps regarding environmental conservation.
Andrea Meza, who has been director of climate change for the Costa Rican government since 2015, was appointed Tuesday as Environment Minister, replacing the outgoing Carlos Manuel Rodríguez.
The Washington-based GEF was created before the 1992 Earth Summit as a multilateral trust fund that supports environmental action in developing countries.
Global warming has begun to take a toll, with far worse impacts on the not-so-distant horizon, experts say.
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.
Participants raised the need to look in nature for mechanisms to contain global warming.