Country: Costa Rica

@CRcancilleria, ‏CRMinae@

  • Chair: 2013-2014
  • Member Since: 2011

National Focal Points

Mr. William Calvo

Chief of Staff to the Vice Minister

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Pascal Girot


Ministry of Environment and Energy


National Climate Change Actions

Summarized Information derived from Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) submitted by parties

Emissions mitigation: Reduce GHG emissions by 25% (in relation to GHG emissions BAU levels (2012)) by 2030 and reduce GHG emissions by 44% (in relation to GHG emissions BAU levels (2012)) by 2050 conditional to external support in sectors of transport, energy, agriculture and solid waste. Adaptation: Priority focus areas: 1) Develop a National Adaptation Plan; 2) Disaster Risk Reduction; 3) Community Based Adaptation; 4) Ecosystem Based Adaptation + 4 other highlighted focus areas.

Population (2015)

4.8 million

United Nations Population Division

GNI per capita (2016)


World Bank

PPP current international dollar.

Emissions per capita (2014)

3.062 tons

Climate Analytics

Annual tons of CO2 equivalent per capita including land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) and all Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gases.

Climate Vulnerability Level


Climate Vulnerability Level

Multi-dimensional climate change vulnerability for 2030 (2012).

Mortality attributable to joint effects of household and ambient air pollution (2015)

811.2 (16.9 per 100 000)

World Health Organization

Climate change attributable deaths (2015) (Data by region 2004)


World Health Organization

Climate change attributable deaths for children under 5 (2015) (Data by region 2004)


World Health Organization

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