Costa Rica wants a green economy
Costa Rica is the only country that has committed to make its economy "green" and to neutralize its carbon emissions before 2021.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
"If there is a country that can do it, it is Costa Rica. We have been at the forefront in matters regarding climate change for years. A big part of our electrical network comes from renewable sources. And we are in the tropics. We don't have heating problems in our homes and buildings during winter," said Sergio Musmanni, who is assisting the government of Costa Rica with the "New Strategy of Climate Change," in an interview with the BBC.
The growing trend of change in economies led by the conservation of the environment is creating a demand for a workforce with new skills.
The New York-based Rainforest Alliance awarded Costa Rica airline NatureAir for its efforts to conserve the environment.
The harsh reality has forced a landmark in environmental topics, the postponement of the date for achieving its goal of carbon neutrality, abandoing the impossible target of 2021 replacing it with sometime between 2050 and 2100.
In times of economic crisis, the shift to a low-carbon economy is the smartest investment any country can make.
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