Costa Rica is Building a Green Economy to Combat Climate Change

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Costa Rica is working hard to build a green economy to combat climate change.

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This is both an environmental and developmental endeavor. The process is starting to catch on throughout the Western Hemisphere.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Costa Rica is one of the least affected countries in the Western Hemisphere. Because the nation has a long and steady history of ecological conservation, they’ve implemented a number of strategies to protect the environment. The following are just some of the highlights.

The primary aim is to reduce emissions. Costa Rica are at work to implement a variety of programs, including vehicle emission fees and hybrid cars. These have the secondary aim of creating more energy efficiency, reducing landfill waste, and cutting water consumption. In the rural regions, small-scale hydroelectric power projects and geothermal energy programs are being deployed. There are plans to expand these even further. For example, they could be installing high-tech drought sensors that will ensure regular flows of water in key areas.