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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…

‘Do it for our children,’ parents plead at UN climate meet
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‘Do it for our children,’ parents plead at UN climate meet

Marlowe Hood / AFP - December 5, 2019

Parents from around the globe Thursday said governments locked in negotiations at UN talks in Madrid must beat back the threat of global warming to "give our…

Costa Rica opens UN climate meeting with call for concrete actions
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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.…

‘We’re still in it,’ US House leader says at UN climate meet
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‘We’re still in it,’ US House leader says at UN climate meet

AFP - December 2, 2019

US Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi told a UN climate conference Monday that the world could still count on the United States in the fight against global warming…

Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift
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Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift

Daniel Silva / AFP - November 1, 2019

Spain will host the COP25 climate summit in December, the UN said on Friday, after Chile abandoned plans to hold it due to deadly anti-government protests. Some…

Chile will not host COP25 climate meetings as mass protests continue
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Chile will not host COP25 climate meetings as mass protests continue

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 30, 2019

Chile will not host the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP25, officials announced Wednesday. The news comes in the face of mass demonstrations…

Global climate meetings in Costa Rica close with call for further action
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Global climate meetings in Costa Rica close with call for further action

AFP and The Tico Times - October 11, 2019

Government and civil society representatives from across the world called on Thursday in Costa Rica for countries to take more decisive action in the face of global…

Costa Rica joins New Zealand and others in unique commercial-climate initiative
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica joins New Zealand and others in unique commercial-climate initiative

AFP and The Tico Times - September 30, 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Wednesday a unique commercial-climate initiative that seeks to eliminate tariffs on green technology and end fossil fuel subsidies. The initiative…

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…

The main commitments of the countries in the Paris Agreement
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Climate Change
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The main commitments of the countries in the Paris Agreement

AFP and The Tico Times - September 23, 2019

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, hosted a climate summit Monday for world leaders to revise their plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These are the current…