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Costa Rica at forefront of drive to a carbon neutral future

Geoff Riley

28th August 2019

The right to a healthy environment is enshrined in the Costa Rican constitution and 99% of the country’s energy already comes from renewable sources.

The government is using a range of policies including reforestation (already more than half the land is covered by forest) to bring down net carbon emissions and also prioritises investment in human capital. It also wants to become the first plastic-free country on the planet.

There is much to admire about their drive and determination. More background here from the Financial Times "How Costa Rica will complete its drive to go carbon free" (March 2019)

Costa Rica at forefront of drive to a carbon neutral future

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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