Costa Rica’s new president has announced a plan to ban fossil fuels and become the first fully decarbonised country in the world.
|Solar panels, including this one in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, |
produced a small portion of this 98.1 per cent renewable energy.
Carlos Alvarado, a 38-year-old former journalist, made the announcement to a crowd of thousands during his inauguration on Wednesday.
"Decarbonisation is the great task of our generation and Costa Rica must be one of the first countries in the world to accomplish it, if not the first," Mr Alvarado said.
Read the story by Tom Embury-Dennis from the Independent - “Costa Rica to ban fossil fuels and become world's first decarbonised society.”