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Costa Rica

National Policy of Sustainable Production and Consumption 2018-2030

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2018
This policy aims at strenghtening the maximum number of initiatives that allow Costa Rica to confidently switch to a socio-productivist structure that is socially, environmentally and economically sustainable. These initiatives are notably meant to respond to the objectives set in the Agenda 2030. The Policy was officially approved by Decree no 41032.

According to this document, the mid-term developement of the country must be sustainable, ensure the protection of human rights and be inclusive. The Policy sets seven strategic areas where to seek sustainability: 1) production, 2) agricultural systems, 3) tourism, 4) lifestyle, 5) construction, 6) public purchases, and 7) ensure a reinforcement of institutions. "Green jobs" in particular are deemed essential to contribute to climate change adaptation efforts.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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