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Costa Rica launches 'unprecedented' push for zero emissions by 2050
by Sebastian Rodriguez

Thomson Reuters Foundation    Translate This Article
25 February 2019

On 25 February 2019 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported: Costa Rica's President has launched an economy-wide plan to decarbonize the country by 2050, saying the Central American nation aims to show other nations what is possible to address climate change. To cut transport emissions, the plan aims to modernize public transport, including through the creation of an electric train line. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of science and government, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

Transport today creates about 40 percent of Costa Rica's climate-changing emissions, making it the main source of them, according to the National Meteorological Institute.

. . . By 2035, 70 percent of the country's buses would be electric and 25 percent of its cars, [Costa Rica's environment minister Carlos Manuel Rodriguez said].

. . . The country already has one of the region's strongest reputations for forest protection.

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