The United Nations Program’s Special Report on Climate Change (UNDP) asked Costa Ricans to change their climate habits. The document establishes the need to implement five specific habits as a mechanism to prevent the planet from increasing by 1.5 degrees celcius:
-Carpooling to work.
-Learning about composting and improve organic waste management.
-Planting native trees and promote green spaces in the city.
-Replacing single-use plastics with renewable and compostable alternatives.
-Making rational use of water.
It is important to move forward with the objectives of the Paris Agreement and these initiatives add and create awareness in the citizen. Like the Decarbonization Plan, they are great steps that mark the way forward, but above all, they contribute to fulfilling the aspiration to reach zero emissions in 2050. With these efforts we are sowing today the opportunities we can have of a better world in the future,”
said Environment Minister Carlos Manuel Rodríguez.
Each action has clear steps to follow. For example, people, companies and institutions that want to implement carpooling to go to work can look for options together, use specialized applications or coordinate with work colleagues who live nearby.
Those who bet on composting can approach the municipalities and ask about their organic waste plans and facilities for the community, and those who wish to help with the rational use of water can learn to modify their consumption patterns, and acquire devices to save and harvest water.
All this is part of a campaign promoted by environmental authorities and the UNDP.