COSTA RICA, A ROLE MODEL FOR THE PLANET
A round-the-world tour of countries facing climate change
An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Even though a small country in Central America, Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world biodiversity. National parks and protected natural sites account for a quarter of its area.
The country takes advantage from its valuable assets in order to no longer depend on coal nor oil. All of the electricity used by 5 million inhabitants is drawn from volcanoes, hydroelectric dams and other renewable energies.
But the climate changes have a real impact and Costa Rica is looking for a solution to limit the damage.