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Costa Rica’s Success Stories in Environment Sustainability

With a sizable 75% of Costa Ricans classified as ‘sustainably aware’, green initiatives have become a part of life for the Central American nation. Policy is framed around sustainable initiatives, though the country doesn’t have a specific ‘green party’. The strategic lead for Costa Rica’s ‘The Green Hub’, Felipe Carazo Ortiz argues that this is simply because “there’s no need for it”. The small country has established itself as a pioneer of sustainability and green initiatives and seeks to further expand. It has become a way of life for residents, with investment in sustainable energy sources, including wind turbines and solar power, expanding its forestation, and investing in green innovations. Ortiz says that it has become ingrained in the nation as a whole.