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.
António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, commended Costa Rica for its ongoing decarbonization efforts.
Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado made climate change personal.
"We see climate change as a public health issue," Pelosi said, standing along side heads of state from Costa Rica and Bangladesh.
Attendees at the Costa Rica event proposed the end of fossil fuel subsidies, the preservation of nature and the promotion of clean and renewable energy as a path for this new model.
President Carlos Alvarado says Costa Rica's decarbonization plan could benefit the country's economy to the tune of $19.5 billion.
President Alvarado discussed Costa Rica's role in the fight against climate change.
The UN says the Central American country "sets an example for the region and for the world."
Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado is expected to attend.
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