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Costa Rica launches crowdfunding campaign for northern reforestation
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Costa Rica launches crowdfunding campaign for northern reforestation

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 9, 2020

Costa Rica on Wednesday launched a fundraising campaign titled "Huella del Futuro" with the goal of planting 200,000 trees in nine northern cantons by September 2021. In…

Costa Rica receives $54.1 million from Green Climate Fund for reducing emissions
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Costa Rica receives $54.1 million from Green Climate Fund for reducing emissions

AFP - November 10, 2020

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) awarded Costa Rica $54.1 million for the protection of forests, in recognition of the country's achievements in reducing emissions, the government reported…

Costa Rica bets on carbon offsets to conserve environment, support eco-tourism
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Costa Rica bets on carbon offsets to conserve environment, support eco-tourism

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 29, 2020

SARAPIQUÍ, Heredia — Costa Rica is offering tourists the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint as part of a program to support ecotourism. Visitors who choose to…

Chile rejects Escazú Agreement, environmental pact supported by Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Chile rejects Escazú Agreement, environmental pact supported by Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - September 23, 2020

Chile on Tuesday confirmed its decision not to sign the Escazú Agreement, which guarantees the protection of environmental rights in Latin America, despite being one of its…

World Conservation Congress postponed (again) due to Covid-19
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World Conservation Congress postponed (again) due to Covid-19

AFP - September 16, 2020

The World Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which was originally scheduled to take place in France in June 2020 and was postponed…

Costa Rica appoints climate change director as new Environment Minister
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Costa Rica appoints climate change director as new Environment Minister

AFP and The Tico Times - August 26, 2020

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…

Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility
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Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility

AFP and The Tico Times - June 3, 2020

The Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, will leave his post to take over as head of the Global Environment Facility, which…

Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan
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Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan

Marlowe Hood / AFP - January 13, 2020

Thirty percent of Earth's surface across land and sea should become protected areas by 2030 to ensure the viability of ecosystems essential to human wellbeing, according to…

In Costa Rica, experts discuss how to use nature to face climate crisis
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In Costa Rica, experts discuss how to use nature to face climate crisis

Marco Sibaja / AFP and The Tico Times - October 8, 2019

More than a thousand delegates from around the world, including 30 environment ministers, opened a three-day meeting in Costa Rica on Tuesday to discuss an agenda against…

Former environment minister looks back (and ahead) at Costa Rica’s green road
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Former environment minister looks back (and ahead) at Costa Rica’s green road

John McPhaul - October 1, 2019

Even with Costa Rica receiving the United Nations garland of the "Champion of the Earth" last week, the single person most responsible for the policies and the titanic…