Costa Rica to Sell 16 Million Tons of Carbon Credits

Costa Rica News – Costa Rica expects to sell 16 million tonnes of carbon credits over eight years on its new carbon exchange, Latin America’s first, a venue that allows polluters to offset their emissions with permits they can buy.

carbon credit market costa ricaLaunched last month, the exchange provides a forum for tradable certificates that confer the right to emit one tonne of carbon dioxide.

The approach attaches a cost to pollutants and seeks to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

“It will be a common base to fight climate change and help the country reach its goal of carbon neutrality,” Environment and Energy Minister Rene Castro told Reuters. Sigue leyendo

UCR aspira a carbono neutralidad en 2020

Luego de un proceso de estudio la Comisión Institucional de Carbono Neutralidad de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) se planteó como meta lograr en el año 2020 la carbono neutralidad en todos sus sedes, recintos, centros e institutos de investigación, así lo aseguró la magister Giselle Lutz Cruz. Sigue leyendo

10 Easy and Unusual Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

1327359601_910215_0000000000_album_normalThe UK is aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050. The government is trying to achieve this by moving to a more energy efficient, low-carbon economy, with the goal of helping the UK become less reliant on imported fossil fuels and less exposed to higher energy prices in the future.

It is not just the government that is aware of the need to improve our energy guzzling ways, research from the Rexel Foundation found that 88% of British consumers say political tensions will rise as we become more dependent on other countries to provide our energy if nothing is done to improve energy efficiency in the future, and 83% agree that irreversible damage will be made to the environment. Sigue leyendo