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Costa Rica joined the Coalition in 2017 to promote alternative HFC technologies and standards, reduce black carbon from heavy duty diesel vehicles and engines, and mitigate short-lived climate pollutants from the municipal solid waste sector.
Represented by the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the country has committed to sharing its experience addressing air pollution and near-term climate change, and to working with the Coalition's partners. Costa Rica is working with the Coalition's Supporting National Planning (SNAP) and Agriculture Initiatives to strengthen national capacity for SLCP mitigation.
Reducing air pollution is a key objective for Costa Rica that drives its policy and programs across many sectors:
The country launched its 'National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan' in 2007, with the goal of improving its ecosystems and quality of life for its citizens.
For more information about Costa Rica's actions on air pollution and climate change, visit the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energia website.
This case study developed by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) in collaboration with Costa Rica's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
Presentación acerca de la Estrategi para la Ganadería Baja en Carbono en Costa Rica
La ganadería en Costa Rica tiene más de 500 años de desarrollarse, extendiéndose a lo largo y ancho del territorio nacional, es una actividad que genera empleo (principal fuente en el sector...
Spanish and English outcome documents from the 2018 event, "Diálogo de alto nivel técnico en el margen del Segmento de Alto Nivel de la Semana del Clima para América Latina y el Caribe".
The energy policy that underpins the VII National Energy Plan 2015-2030 (PNE) is inspired by the National Development Plan 2015-2018 "Alberto Cañas Escalante "(MIDEPLAN, 2014), as well as in the...
Amended in 2011, Costa Rica's Political Constitution includes article 50 which seeks to protect the environment.