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

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…