CARBON TAX HELPS DOUBLE COSTA RICA′S FOREST COVER

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By the early 1980s, only 26% of Costa Rica had forest cover. Like other countries in Latin America, uncontrolled logging for agriculture and livestock production – especially cattle – had led to severe deforestation. This is a far cry from Costa Rica in the 1940s, when more than three-quarters of the country was covered in […]

THE 2015 PARIS AGREEMENT EXPLAINED

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As I write this article, the whole world is in Marrakesh, Morocco for the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference called Conference of the Parties (COP) 22 holding from 7th – 18th November, 2016. It is here that the 1st Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement […]