How Costa Rica is going carbon neutral

I’ve expressed my admiration for Costa Rica before, and their ambition to be the world’s first carbon neutral country. They’re making good progress towards that on the electricity front, if not every other sector. At 94% renewable energy, the country is streets ahead of us in Britain.

“Use us as an experiment” says one contributor to this short video on the subject, and that’s exactly why it’s worth keeping an eye on targets like Costa Rica’s.


5 Comments on “How Costa Rica is going carbon neutral”

  1. Danielle @ No Need For Mars August 24, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    I keep telling my friends, “If you doubt the efficacy of conservation tactics, look to other countries.” Costa Rica is a perfect example. Thank you!

  2. Janice Mermikli August 25, 2015 at 11:50 am #

    Very pleased that this is happening. A small country like Costa Rica is showing us all the way. I hope that we can all follow suit and save our beautiful home – planet Earth – before it is too late.

  3. otto August 25, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

    For a different perspective have a look at “Sustaining the Wind Part 1 – Is So Called “Renewable Energy” the same as “Sustainable Energy?”

    Try this link,

  4. Equality 333 September 12, 2015 at 9:15 pm #

    Yes I remember you first post! Great to have a catch up thanks. I just wish our government would take a leaf out of Costa Rica’s book. The UK is cutting subsidies for renewable energy, and are moving in the opposite direction. With Corbyn being elected as Labour leader thinks might just improve, we live in hope !


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