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View of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Puntaneras, Costa Rica, April 30, 2016 (photo by Flickr user Ramon, CC BY-NC 2.0).

Vulnerable to Climate Change, Costa Rica Works to Become a Carbon-Free Economy

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on countries’ risk exposure, contribution and response to climate change.

Last month, the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change. After the vote, Environment Minister Edgar Gutierrez said that, despite being a small country, “Costa Rica showed the world that it has the courage to take bold and timely decisions to work for a sustainable development.” In an email interview, Mariel Yglesias, an environmental consultant, discusses Costa Rica’s climate change policy. ...

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