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Mitigation actions in the transport sector in Costa Rica

As of: December 2020

The mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions by conversion to climate-friendly transport is part of Costa Rica’s NDC. This requires improved framework conditions, exemplary measures, the involvement of the population and the dissemination of successful concepts. The project therefore strengthens the legal and institutional framework for the implementation of a climate-friendly transport policy. Building on this, technical and environmental-economic solutions as well as financing mechanisms are implemented in cooperation with various stakeholders. Besides reducing greenhouse gases, the project measures improve the public transport system and reduce traffic congestion, noise and pollutant emissions. Experiences such as effective models of cooperation between the state, municipalities and the private sector are systematised and incorporated into the regional exchange of information. The model solutions developed in the project thus generate imitation effects that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases.

State of implementation/results

  • Within the promotion of electric mobility, the project contributed to the following results: Regulation on the promotion of e-mobility („Reglamento de promoción e incentivos para la movilidad eléctrica“); Consolidation and finishing of the National Plan for e-mobility („Plan Nacional de Transporte Eléctrico“); Regulation for the installation of a country-wide fast-charging grid for electric vehicles.
  • Participation in the development of an agreement between Ministry of Environment (MINAE) and Ministry of Transport (MOPT) for the NDC implementation in the transport sector "Acuerdo Intersectorial del Sector Transporte para la Reducción de Emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero".
  • Implementation of two studies: Genderanalysis in the transport sector and Data gathering for satisfaction with the public transport in greater San José.
  • Implementation of two communication campaigns on national level: "Bicionarios" supports the use of bycicles in town as a rapid, safe and environmentally friendly mode; "Descarbonicemos el transporte" (Decarbonization of the transport sector) informs about myths and realities of elcetro vehicles.

Project data

Costa Rica

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica
  • Ministerium für öffentliche Bauten und Transport (MOPT - Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte)

BMU grant:
6.000.000,00 €

07/2017  till  10/2021


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