This document presents a strategy to incorporate SLCP mitigation into policy processes and strategy development in Costa Rica, including the revision of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)...
To date, this project has helped Costa Rica:
- Develop a black carbon emissions inventory and analysis of the emissions reduction potential of a variety of key emitting sectors
- Develop the Climate Change Directorate's planning process on SLCPs
- Coordinate stakeholders involved in the climate, air quality and sectoral planning processes
- Develop a strategy for further integrating greenhouse gas, SLCP and air pollution mitigation in policies
In 2020, Costa Rica submitted its updated NDC which included short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) and a target to reduce black carbon by 20 per cent by 2030 from passenger transport, freight, and industry. The NDC also commits to an emissions ceiling of 106.53 Mt of CO2 equivalent (CO2-eq) between now and 2030, which will be accomplished through methane mitigation measures in the agriculture and waste sectors.