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Support of Costa Rica's Zero-Emission Development Strategy as Model for Low Carbon Development (Phase II)

As of: October 2018

Objective and activities

Costa Rica has set itself the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2021. With the assistance of the project "Support for the climate neutrality strategy of Costa Rica" significant progress was achieved since 2009, esp. in building institutional capacity and in the development of NAMAs. The coherent and transparent implementation of the various mitigation activities in the context of a low-carbon economic development is however still one of the core challenges of Costa Rica on the way to the low-carbon country. This is also a key priority of the new government since May 2014. The proposed project builds on the already achieved impacts and supports Costa Rica in the sustainable and traceable attainment of its international climate targets through the development and implementation of instruments of a climate-compatible governance incl. corresponding monitoring and funding mechanisms.

State of implementation/results

  • Provision of advisory services with regard to a new climate governance structure including a possible new institutional localisation of the Climate Change Secretariat (Dirección de Cambio Climático - DCC)
  • Active support to exchange formats of the relevant actors, inter alia, the inter-institutional technical Climate Committee (CTICC) in support of the Ministry of Environment MINAE
  • Support for the operationalisation of the national MRV system `SINAMACC´ (Sistema Nacional de Metrica de Cambio Climático)
  • Pilots on mitigation on integrated waste management with municipalities.
  • Support to the national program for certification of climate-friendly companies (Programa Pais).
  • Elaboration of a methodology to measure the greenhouse gas and water footprint in the banana industry (jointly with FAO)

Project data

Costa Rica

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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica

BMU grant:
€ 4,500,000

05/2015 till 12/2019


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