Source: World Economic Forum (video statements)
Costa Rica is one of the happiest and greenest nations on Earth. The right to a healthy environment is enshrined in its constitution and 99% of the country’s energy already comes from renewable sources.
In fact, Costa Rica aims to be 100% carbon neutral by 2021, decades sooner than most other countries.
In this video, President Carlos Alvarado Quesada explains how investment in Costa Rica’s citizens has been the best way to ensure economic growth. Having abolished its military in 1948, the country has more money to spend on universal, free healthcare and education.
What could your country learn from Costa Rica?
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