Costa Rican president explains all on BBC about containing COVID19 and climate change

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 09:40 - 

Yesterday the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, explained live on BBC World how they have been able to contain the virus. Costa Rica only has about 700 corona cases and only 6 people have died due to the virus.

The abolishment of the army 71 years ago allowed to invest in social security, health and education instead of buying weapons. Also research into climate change has become a top priority for Costa Rica, who aims to have zero CO2 emissions by 2050. Plans are to implement electric trains, busses, change the way we travel around the country. 

President Alvarado is hoping to reach a global protocol concerning traveling in post-corona times and hopes we will not just go back to the way we used to do things but are all willing to move forward, globally, and not use the virus as an excuse to stop working on climate change and responsible, sustainable tourism. But, on the contrary, to use it as an example of how we can collaborate worldwide to reach a mutual goal, wether that is the fight against covid19 or climate change.

Please watch this inspirational interview with President Alvarado:


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