10 Jun '11, 8pm

Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: Week of 6.4 - 6.10.2011

Lack of concrete plans and coordination between institutions puts Costa Rica’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2021 at risk (La Nación6/5/2011). Since announcing the goal of carbon neutrality in 2007 Costa Rica has released a National Climate Change Strategy, but has not identified concrete actions for different sectors of the economy to achieve carbon neutrality. Reforestation and managing forested areas are key components of the country’s emission reduction initiative, but these measures are not enough achieve carbon neutrality (La Nación 6/4/2011). The primary areas where action is needed are the transportation, energy, and agricultural sectors. However, various plans to address emissions in the transportation sector, Costa Rica’s primary source of emissions, have failed to move forward including plans to expand the use of ethanol and biodiesel (La Nación 6/9/2011), ...

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