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Costa Rica plans to become the world’s first decarbonized country

Costa Rica launched "National Decarbonization Plan 2018-2050", a plan to make the country one of the first in the world to completely "decarbonize" by 2050. At an event in San José on Sunday, February 24, President Carlos Alvarado and former UN climate Executive Secretary Christiana...

‘Grandmother plant’: Ex-UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres Has Advice For Australia’s PM

AGL's Liddell power station, a coal-powered thermal power station, is a "grandmother" plant that shouldn't receive funds more usefully invested elsewhere to improve Australia's energy prospects, Costa Rica's own, Christiana Figueres, the former United Nations climate chief, said. Figueres, who as executive secretary of the...

Christiana Figueres: The Air Is Making Us Sick, But We Could Fix It

By Christiana Figueres (Time.com) Rising air pollution levels in our cities that impact the health of people and planet are becoming impossible to ignore. So much so that China closed the last working coal power plant in Beijing this March, paving the way to...

Costa Rican Christiana Figueres Slams The White House On US Pullout From Paris Climate Deal

Q COSTA RICA - Global reaction to the US pullout from Paris climate deal included the remarks of Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solis and Christiana Figueres. Figueres, who was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change2010–2016, is the Costa Rican...

Costa Rica and China Reaffirm Ties And Put Behind Them The Recope – CNPC Issues

China and Costa Rica have pledged to strengthening cooperation in trade, investment and exchanges in other areas. During a meeting between the Chinese state advisor, Yang Jiechi and Costa Rica foreign minister, Manuel Gonzalez, the two parties expressed their wish to increase mutual political...

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres Nominated Candidate To Be Next U.N. Secretary-general

It's official, Christiana Figueres is Costa Rica's candidate to to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations. Figueres, daughter of Jose Maria Figueres Ferrer, served as President of Costa Rica on three occasions: 1948–1949, 1953–1958, and 1970–1974 and during his term in office abolished...

Patricia Espinosa Selected As Next UN Climate Chief

QCOSTARICA - Mexico's former Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa has been selected by UN secretary-general Ban ki-Moon to head the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the collective of 194 countries tasked to coordinate the fight against global warming. There had been intense lobbying...

Christiana Figueres: A Force of Nature

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's own Christiana Figueres has been included in TIME's "The 100 Most Influential People". In the words of Robert Redford, actor, director and environmental advocate, Christiana is a Force for nature. "I met Christiana Figueres when I was at the U.N. speaking about...

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