Costa Rica is the eco-capital of Latin America, offering rich biodiversity and generating most of its electricity from clean sources. In fact 25 % of its land is designated a wildlife reserve or National Park and protected from development.
Costa Rica was on a mission to become the first country to have zero emissions by 2021. Last year, it had to revise that goal and admit it was overly ambitious. But it is still one of the greenest countries on the planet and setting the goal has increased environmental awareness and helped reduce carbon output.
Correspondent Grace Gonzalez visits Costa Rica and shows us why it’s a model for sustainability. She also tells us what the nation is doing to help preserve the planet.
Check out Grace’s piece to see why some people call Costa Rica the Switzerland of South America.