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Green Hub Could Be Launched as Early as this Year in Costa Rica

ISSN:1089-1560
LADB Article ID: 79982
Category/Department: Costa Rica
Date: 2016-05-19
By: George Rodríguez

With a history of environmental consciousness, Costa Rica now aims to become a global lab––a green hub to both share its expertise and obtain help in solving its own problems in this field. The green center, a knowledge management system is a priority for the Costa Rican government. Partnered with the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía (Environment and Energy Ministry, MINAE), the Costa Rican NGO Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Cordillera Volcánica Central (Foundation for the Development of the Central Volcanic Range, FUNDECOR) is decisively involved in developing the initiative, which is conceived as a virtual platform. The idea was presented by Environment and Energy Minister Edgar Gutiérrez to the representatives of the nearly 200 countries participating in the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held in Paris Nov. 30-Dec. 12.

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