The Fallacy of International Indices and Rankings
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
What is Costa Rica's actual position in the world in terms of environmental quality? Is it in fifth place as established two years ago by Yale University, or 54th as it has now been assigned by the same "scholars" ?
A country can not in two years jump from 5th...
New Law on Climate Change in Guatemala
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Progress is being made on an environmental law which establishes regulations to prevent and respond to climate change threats.
The Framework Law to Regulate the Reduction of...
Costa Rica: $10.7 million for Carbon Neutral Coffee
Monday, November 18, 2013
Coffee farmers will receive funding from the NAMA Facility Fund of Anglo-German capital in order to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and improve their competitiveness.
Nación.com reports: "With that money, the idea is to...
Investment in Environmentally Friendly Packaging
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Compañía Cervecera de Nicaragua has invested $3 million in a new technology that reduces the amount of plastic required for each bottle.
Compañía Cervecera de Nicaragua (CCN) will invest in a...
Corporate Environmental Management Unit in Guatemala
Thursday, May 9, 2013
An Environmental Business Management Unit is to be created in order to promote the environmental competitiveness of the export sector.
From a note by the Guatemalan Exporters Association...
Panama: Industrialist Certified as "Green"
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Union of Industrialists of Panama has launched the "Green Panama" certification for companies which implement good environmental practices.
The "Green Panama" seal of approval, will be awarded to...
Rules for Sustainable Construction Formalized
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Standards Institute of Costa Rica has issued the "Requirements for sustainable buildings in the Tropics".
The regulation was proposed by the Institute of Tropical...
Ecology as a Factor in Property Values
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Within real estate valuations, the presence of natural resources and their ecological value are increasingly more appreciated.
In his column ‘Legal Ambiente‘ in M2.cr, Carlos D....