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How to unblock climate financing


La Nación

Apocalyptic images of hurricanes with unprecedented destructive capacity, submerged coastal cities and dust storms in sun-scorched areas are often used to illustrate the devastating consequences of climate change, but a slow-moving catastrophe is reaching millions of farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Etiquetas: production, producers

Country brings coffee and cows to climate summit


La Nación

  • COP21 Paris.
  • Authorities are going to enroll the capital San Jose in the initiative oriented to cities.

Like those who carry coffee in the suitcase to give away, the Ministries of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) packed their experiences in the agricultural sector to serve as an example to others and at the same time to attract financing and Projects to the rest of the country.

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Country aims to lower 50% of carbon emissions by 2050


La Nación

  • Country aims for economy growth that is disconnected from the emission of gases.
  • Goal of carbon neutrality by 2021 remains as voluntary action.

By 2021, Costa Rica could achieve the carbon neutrality promised by former President Óscar Arias, thanks to its forests and by making a moderate effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Coffee arrives cautiously at the end of the year


El Financiero

  • Fall in international prices overshadows the outlook for coffee bean exports. 

In the middle of the red numbers reported by Costa Rican exports in the first half of the year, green coffee exports stood out with a 21% increas in overseas sales that reached US$ 228 million.

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Costa Rican coffee already is carbon neutral


La Nación

  • Coopedota coffee mill produces it and with it stands out in international scope.
  • Coopedota and its 800 associates are responsible for producing and delighting thousands of people in the world.

The scent breathed in Santa María de Dota is special. The people responsible for creating it are hundreds of coffee producers that offer Coopedota the opportunity to process it and export a 90% of their production. 

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Environmental challenges call for new agriculture


La Nación

The reality of today's agriculture is absolutely challenging: it must adapt to climate change and mitigate its effects in order to continue producing the food and raw materials needed by the world's population, which grows rapidly.

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Coffee producers will reduce their carbon emissions


La Nación

  • Project will support 800 small coffee producers and ten coffee mills.
  • One measure includes using waste products as "fuel" for drying ovens.

In the agricultural sector, coffee production is responsible for 25 % of the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. 

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Costa Rican coffee receives US$ 10.7 million for reduction of CO2 emissions


La Nación

  • 50.000 coffee farmer families will benefit from funds.
  • Project reduces greenhouse gas emissions and lower costs.

Over 50.000 coffee farmer families in the country will be able to renew production and cultivation methods of their haverst, so as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve their product´s competitiveness. 

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Country goes to climate summit with agro agenda


La Nación

  • Costa Rican participation is programmed for December 7th in Doha, Qatar.
  • An "eco-labeling" proposal for products will also be submitted. 

With a portfolio of seven experiences in the agricultural sector in terms of migration and adaptation to climate change, Costa Rica is travelling to the climate summit (COP18) currently being held in Doha, Qatar.

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