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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

Chair: 2013 – 2014

Member since: 2011

 

Capital

San José

Population (2015)

5,047,561

GNI Per Capita (2015)

$10,598.1

Emissions Per Capita (2014)

2.786 tons

Website Links

National Focal Points

Roberto Céspedes Gómez

COUNSELLOR, DIRECTION FOR FOREIGN POLICY

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Sra. Andrea Meza Murillo

DIRECTORA

Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE)

National Climate Vulnerability Level and actions

0 Average

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

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.

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.

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