Support of Costa Rica's Zero-Emission Development Strategy as Model for Low Carbon Development - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Support of Costa Rica's Zero-Emission Development Strategy as Model for Low Carbon Development

As of: January 2022

The project strengthened Costa Rica's ability to implement strategies for extensive greenhouse gas mitigation and helped to integrate the experiences gained into regional and international strategy discussions on low-carbon development. To this end, the project established and expanded institutional structures and expertise, drafted nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and conducted pilot measures in selected action areas and sectors. The project also involved monitoring greenhouse gas emissions, mitigation efforts and project impacts (MRV) as well as promoting expertise in these areas. Furthermore, the project supported the implementation of Costa Rica's national climate strategy through communication and information campaigns. 
Successor project(s)
Support of Costa Rica's carbon neutrality strategy as a model for low carbon development (phase II)
ACCION Clima III - NDC implementation Costa Rica and regional knowledge exchange

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Recommendation developed for an inter-institutional steering committee for climate-neutral development including the participation of a range of ministries and international donors
  • Draft concept developed for a monitoring and indicator system to track Costa Rica's mitigation activities
  • Concret NAMAs proposals developed, particularly regarding priority sectors and institutional integration
  • Training activities conducted on the subject of climate audits

Project data

Costa Rica

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

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock - Costa Rica
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry - Costa Rica

BMU grant:
3.501.444,70 €

Included preparation phase:

93.179,28 €

11/2011  till  04/2015

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