Costa Rica Joins Summit on Climate Change

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    Costa Rica is exhibiting at the Summit on Climate Change that began last week in Doha the capital of the oil-rich emirate of Qatar, on the Arabian Peninsula, to promote measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change in the agricultural sector.

    “We want to show the world that a small country like ours has much to contribute to the solution of a global problem and that small producers can do much and apply friendly and sustainable practices,” he said in a statement the Costa Rican Minister of Agriculture, Gloria Abraham.

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    Costa Rica will present his “State Policy for the Agrifood Sector and Rural Development Costarricense 2010-2021”, which seeks to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases in agriculture, climate change adaptation and compensation to sustainable production.

    Among the initiatives presented in Costa Rica XVIII Conference of the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP18) highlights efforts to reduce emissions and achieve sustainable production of milk, sugar, coffee and bananas, as well as for the transfer of shares technology to small producers.

    “We are implementing concrete actions beyond mitigation, we are making progress in adapting to climate change,” said Abraham.

    Meanwhile, Costa Rican Environment Minister René Castro said in the statement that Costa Rica, a country that has been proposed to be the first carbon neutral in 2021, wants to put his stamp on the COP18 to show successful examples.

    “The climate change summits, one of the seventeen, were focused in forestry, but that cycle ended. Now from COP18, the seal can put Costa Rica, leading by example, in agriculture” said Castro.

    The COP18, one attended by 17,000 people, began on November 26 and end on December 7, the day that Costa Rica will present their success stories.

    The presentation and preparation of its Costa Rica supported the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

    This summit aims to discuss the extension of the Kyoto Protocol, which expires this year, and if necessary another global pact to reduce emissions to replace him.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
    San Jose Costa Rica

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