Costa Rica’s National Decarbonization Plan 2018-2050

The Government of Costa Rica has become the 14th country to submit its long-term strategy for low-emission development (LTS) to the UNFCCC Secretariat. The LTS conveys Costa Rica’s aspiration to be a modern, green and emissions-free economy, and commits the country to net-zero emissions by 2050.Costa Rica’s ‘National Decarbonization Plan 2018-2050’ lays out the process for achieving these objectives, and explains that while the country has natural capital, education and openness, its transition to net-zero emissions could be slowed by shortcomings in infrastructure, including in the transport sector, and fiscal constraints.