In the 1940s, 75% of Costa Rica was cloaked in lush rainforests. It is thought that between up to a half of that forest cover in Costa Rica had been destroyed by loggers by 1987. Today almost 60% of the land is once again forest.
“Today we celebrate liberty, equality and our democratic institutions. May empathy and love be the compass that guide us forward and allow us to move forward and build a country that has room for everyone,” President Carlos Alvarado Quesada wrote.
With a population of less than 5 million, Costa Rica is committed to becoming 100% carbon neutral this year.
According to the National Centre for Energy Control, the Central American country has maintained the trend of keeping the annual share of the renewable generation above 98% since 2015.
Costa Rican legislators approved the law that prohibits the import, marketing, and distribution of polystyrene containers.
The newly devised plan involves ensuring the electric grid is capable of operating with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030, according to The Climate Group.
New president embraces ‘titanic and beautiful task’ of complete renewable energy transition.