April 19, 2024

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presidente de Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado

Costa Rica urges ambitious and concrete environmental action

“Whatever your country offers today, please direct your teams to put more on paper because it is not enough. It is our job to solve this problem at any cost, our job is not to fail, nor to We can fail.”

At the event, the President of Costa Rica, one of those organized at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), called for the reduction of emissions and for ambitious and concrete solutions based on nature.

Ahead of the Roundtable hosts, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Italy’s Mario Draghi, as well as COP26 President Alok Sharma, and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Alvarado noted that in the face of today’s environmental emergency, we must take a step forward to change world in an unprecedented way.

He said one of COP26’s biggest challenges is agreeing on a concrete roadmap to maintain the 1.5°C ambition regarding global warming of the planet and avoid the worst effects of climate change.

In this regard, he urged the more developed countries to make greater changes based on nature, noting that “the larger their economy and the larger their ecological footprint, the greater their responsibility.”

Alvarado reiterated Costa Rica’s commitment and urged other countries to take immediate action that benefits the planet.

At another point in his speech, he noted that the world’s military consumption in recent years has taken place and he took the opportunity to ask the world’s top leaders to set aside the military and commercial issue.

“Why invest in military spending if it is fossil fuels that are putting our people at risk?” he said. , stressing that this spending is meaningless in a dying world.

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Among the actions that Costa Rica has taken against climate change, the President of Costa Rica mentioned the National Plan for Decarbonization, the High Aspiration Coalition for Nature and People, and the Nationally Determined Contribution for 2020.

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