The recognition is given to the country in the category of Linking Cities, due to the country's efforts in fighting climate change.
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UNESCO recognizes Costa Rica efforts on Climate Change
Published Monday, April 19, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, held the Netexplo 2021 awards in Paris, France, where San José Province was recognized in the Zero Carbon Goal category, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the ministry, recognition is given to the country in the category of Linking Cities, due to the country's efforts in fighting climate change.
One of the most notable reasons for receiving such recognition is the country's ambition to be the world’s decarbonization laboratory. The city has also been promoting projects in the environmental field, the ministry added in its statement.
According to the ministry, during the awards presentation, Stanford University expert Ian Monroe mentioned some of the advances in Costa Rica such as renewable energy, reforestation, protection of biodiversity, as well as the government Decarbonization Plan.
"This prize constitutes a stimulus for the city, the country, and all people to continue promoting initiatives for decarbonization and strengthening their commitment to sustainable development, said Sonia Marta Mora, representative of the country before UNESCO.
The awards are organized by Netexplo, which is an independent observatory for the study of the impact of digital tech on society and business, created in 2007 by private organizations and the French Ministry for the Digital Economy.
The jury is made up of prominent professors from prestigious universities around the world, and the distinguished 10 nominees were among organizations, companies and cities, the ministry said.
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