Barbara Hendricks, a member of the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, visited Costa Rica and announced a donation to support the climate change mitigation and adaptation plan.

costa rica climate changeThe German minister arrived in Costa Rica last Monday and had a meeting with President Solis, the Minister of the Environment and Energy, Edgar Gutierrez, and other authorities.

“We are conscious of the global ecological situation, that’s why Costa Rica and Germany are committed to start and reinforce all the environmental projects. Hendriks wants to help us improve and intensify the actions to get better results” – said, President Solis, when he got asked about Germany’s intentions.

The Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the local Ministry of the Environment signed a joint venture agreement to address issues related to environmental protection, climate change, and sustainable development. Both countries will work on projects and activities to raise awareness of global warming and sustainable economy.

Priority areas for ecological programs:

  • Mitigation of greenhouse effects.
  • Coal – free economy including the electrical transportation.
  • Adaptation to changes caused by the global warming.
  • Green development mechanism for Costa Rica.
  • Implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Costa Rica.
  • Conservation of the biological diversity
  • Good use of natural resources based on the principles of sustainability.
  • Access to the genetic resources.
  • Protection of the ozone layer following the Montreal Protocol.

Germany and Costa Rica will be implementing programs in the context of the International Initiative of Climate. Besides that, they will seek to strengthen foundations like the CND, which was created for ecological purposes.

Both parties highlighted the importance of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda since they are essential to transforming the global economy and the sustainable use of the natural resources. Germany and Costa Rica governments show concern for the global temperature anomaly and are looking to limit it to 1.5 Celsius degrees.

The project aims for the carbon neutrality and a potential reversion of climate change. That’s the main purpose of the joint press statement signing: accurate solutions for global warming and strategies to accelerate sustainable development.