Costa Rica News – The embassy of Costa Rica in Switzerland is the first to be carbon neutral. It’s the first time a Costa Rican diplomatic mission enters the Carbon Neutrality Country Program of the Minae.
This shows that Costa Rica’s commitment to the environment goes beyond its borders.
Additionally, it’s the first embassy in the Swiss Confederation to reach this milestone. A press release congratulated the work that was achieved in such a record time due to excellent teamwork in the inventory survey and the calculation of emissions, mitigation and compensation. Switzerland, via the mayor of Bern and the director of international affairs of the Federal Environmental Office, praised Costa Rica’s leadership.
The process to complete the carbon neutrality verification was led by Ambassador Rubén Salas Pereira. The process had to be verified by the Technical Standards Institute of Costa Rica and registered with the Directorate of Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment and Energy. Salas Pereira, in a commemoration of World Environment Day, said “Decarbonization is the great task of our generation.”