Costa Rica Honors Newly Carbon Neutral Businesses

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    The Costa Rican News (TCRN) – The government of Costa Rica today gave the stamp of carbon neutrality to six more companies and organizations, which makes 15 that have achieved zero emissions to combat climate change.

    The stamps were delivered in a press conference by the Costa Rican Minister of Environment and Energy, René Castro, who said that it is “important step for the operation of the domestic carbon market to the goal of carbon neutrality of Costa Rica” by the year 2021.

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    The newest certified companies inlcude Asuaire, Coope Ande Attendant Supplementary Pensions People’s Bank, the Chamber of Exporters of Costa Rica, CH Hotel Investment Operation and Clinica Biblica Hospital (private).

    “This is the second group of Costa Rican companies that meet domestic and global carbon neutrality standards established by the government,” Castro said.

    To become certified these organizations have developed a plan to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases that are responsible for global warming, and what they failed to offset they compensated in other ways such as reforestation and more efficient energy use.

    Last year gave Costa Rica the first nine certifications of this kind.

    Costa Rica has proposed to be carbon neutral by 2021, which means it will offset all carbon emissions of its economy and its citizens.

    “Carbon Neutrality” is the practice of balancing the equivalent emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that produce equal amounts of oxygen so as not to contribute to global warming. (ACAN-EFE)

    The Costa Rican News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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