Costa Rica is setting an example. The country will be carbon neutral by 2021, as over 98% of the country’s energy has come from renewable energy since 2014. By 2035, 70% of all public transport in Costa-Rica is expected to be electric.
Home to more than 5 million people, Costa Rica holds over 6% of the world’s biodiversity despite being a small country. Minister Gustavo Segura Sancho boasts of their sustainably successful tourism business, crediting it to conserving almost 30% of the land for wildlife reserves and national parks.
Costa Rica is also a Blue Zone and one of only five on the planet. Blue Zones are longevity places, where the most centenarians live. “These centenarian lifespans may have much to do with the Costa Rican combination of healthy nature, healthy economic systems, a healthy diet, and the ‘pura vida’ philosophy…”