Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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Costa Rica's Climate Change Impact

Positive

  • πŸŽ‰ Pledge net zero by 2050 (draft proposal)
  • πŸš— Ban ICE (diesel and petrol) vehicles by 2050
  • πŸ”‹ 99% of electricity is from renewables
  • 🍾️ Energy mix contains low coal (0%)
  • πŸƒ Uses wind power (15%)
  • 🌊 Uses hydro power (68%)
  • πŸŒ… Other renewables power (~14%)

Negative

  • βš–οΈ Net zero pledge still not in law
  • πŸ’€ Banning ICE vehicles happens to late!

Percentages rounded from 2019 data.

πŸ“ˆ Costa Rica is rank 42 out of 195 countries for Climate Change.

How would you rate Costa Rica's Environmental Impact?

Is the Costa Rica part of the IEA (International Energy Agency)?

No, Costa Rica is not a member or an association of the IEA.

What is Costa Rica's renewable vs fossil fuel energy mix?

Costa Rica uses 99% energy from renewable sources compared to 0.79% energy from fossil fuel sources.

Costa Rica's Climate Change Action

A list of some of Costa Rica's common climate change questions.

Have Costa Rica's government pledged to ban diesel and petrol cars?

Yes, Costa Rica have plans to ban ICE cars by 2050.


Have Costa Rica's government pledged to be a net zero country?

Yes, Costa Rica have pledged to be a net zero country by 2050.


Does Costa Rica's electricity mix still contain coal?

No, Costa Rica's electricity does not contain any coal as part of the countries energy mix.

Does Costa Rica's generate nuclear electricity?

No, Costa Rica's does generate nuclear electricity.

Costa Rica's Climate Change Resources

National Climate Change Entity

Are you looking for your countries department for action against climate change? If so, the website below is Costa Rica's dedicated environment and global warming resource. We encourage everyone to put pressure on local and national government's to put climate change high on their priority and to push forward with climate positive laws.

Climate Change Directorate (DCC), Ministry of Environment and Energy

Costa Rica's Comparison Against Countries

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