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Decree No. 41122 - 'formalises the Program Carbon Neutral Country 2.0'

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2018
This Decree formalises the Carbon Neutrality 2.0 Country Program in the organisational and cantonal categories. The Program's objective is to provide a mechanism to recognise the proper management of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to public, private organisations, cantons, district councils and/or communities. The requisites are found in the Annex to this decree and form an integral part of it. The MINAE Climate Change Directorate (DCC) is the entity in charge of the Program.


  • That Costa Rica elaborated in 2015, a mitigation objective long-term plan for the year 2050, designed on the basis of the best science available at that time and its global responsibility to move towards global carbon neutrality by the second half of the century, which was included in his Contribution Nationally Determined (NDC).
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2015
  • In 2007, Costa Rica launched its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2021, a goal included in the National Climate Change Strategy (2009) and in its Plan for Action (2013).
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2021 | Base year: 2007
  • Net zero  - carbon neutrality by 2021
    Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2021 | Base year: 2018
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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