Costa Rica launches plan to become the world’s first decarbonized country

On Sunday, February 24, Costa Rica launched a plan to make the nation one of the first in the world to completely decarbonize, at an event in San José. President Carlos Alvarado Quesada and former UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres launched the plan with minister of environment and energy Carlos Manuel Rodriguez. ‘The National Decarbonization Plan 2018-2050’ focuses on ten areas, encompassing key themes of transport and sustainable mobility, energy, green buildings, industry and agriculture among others. The ambitious plan includes commitments to ensure the electric grid is capable of operating with…

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Waitrose Foundation expands out of Africa for first time to Costa Rica

Waitrose’s ethical trading initiative which invests in farm workers’ communities is to extend beyond Africa for the first time in its history. Costa Rica will become the first country outside Africa to join the Waitrose Foundation, which currently funds projects in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, with the aim of expanding the scheme to 12 countries by 2020. From today customers will see the Waitrose Foundation logo on the retailer’s Costa Rican wholehead pineapples. The long-term supplier to the supermarket, Chestnut Hill Farms, has joined the initiative that invests a share…

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