July 2, 2022

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UN reporter and environment stand out in Costa Rica

At a news conference at the end of his 12-day trip this Friday (June 6-17), Kali-tse expressed concern about Costa Rica’s non-compliance with Native law for more than 40 years. Condition.

For this reason, it pointed to the need for constitutional recognition of the existence of tribal peoples and their right to self-determination, sovereignty, land, territory and resources in accordance with their uniqueness.

“I am deeply concerned about reports of construction racism and racial discrimination against indigenous peoples, especially tribal women, boys and girls, adolescents and women, interfering with their enjoyment of collective and personal rights,” she said.

Similarly, he described the killings of Native leaders Sergio Rojas (2019) and Jehri Rivera (2020) in the conflict over land reclamation and the lack of progress in the judiciary, which to date, has not plagued Costa Rica. The processes of these two phenomena.

On the other hand, this Wednesday President Carlos Alvarado and Environment and Energy Minister Andrea Mesa signed an order formalizing the policy of utilizing surplus resources in the National Electricity System for the development of the green hydrogen economy.

Alvarado pointed out that expectations of increasing demand for green hydrogen around the world in the coming decades will open the door for Costa Rica to become an exporter, mainly because it has a clean energy matrix and enough water.

A day later, Alvarado, Mesa and Health Minister Daniel Salas signed the National Marine Waste Plan 2021-2030, which seeks to reduce the impact of waste on the environment and improve the quality of life of coastal communities.

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This tool allows for a comprehensive, integrated and adequate management of marine debris, thus searching for elastic oceans, protecting ecosystems and avoiding acidification of the oceans.

Finally this Friday, Alvarado and Mesa signed an order to expand the Isla del Coco National Park and the Bicentennial Marine Management Area, thereby extending Costa Rica’s maritime security by 2.7 to 31 percent, in violation of the country’s international commitment. By 2030 it should be 30 percent of its marine protected area. oda / ale