When Carlos Alvarado Quesada was elected as Costa Rica’s new president earlier this year, his first act in office was to take a giant step forward in reducing carbonization, a historic move that also nods to the country’s dedication to cleaning up the environment.

During his first speech as a world leader, Alvarado announced an initiative to create the first carbon-free society. And while it’s no modest goal, the president is hopeful and eager to get rid of the fossil fuels created by their transportation system by 2021.

Costa Rica already sets an example for its work in environmentalism, generating 99% of its electricity from hydro-power, wind, and other renewable resources.

After already making (green) waves, Costa Rica decided to turn its attention to significantly lowering the amount of fossil fuel emissions from its transportation system, all in time to celebrate the nation’s 200th anniversary of achieving its independence.

Costa Rica is also in the midst of making the lives of its citizens better in several other ways, by promoting democracy, sustainability, and inclusive growth,” through advocating for sustainability, inclusive growth, and democracy.

When Costa Rica reaches 200 years of independent life it will take the Central American country forward and celebrate that they’ve removed gasoline and diesel from the transportation system.

Good Net.org / Crickey Conservation Soicety 2018.

 

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