Costa Rica Plants 5 Million Trees to Combat Climate Change
Other countries prone to acts of mass deforestation and massive carbon output should take notice. This isn't a token low-emission light bulb replacement strategy, Costa Rica is taking necessary actions toward becoming carbon neutral. And more trees makes mother nature happy.
Just days ago, Costa Rican President Oscar Arias planted the 5 millionth tree of the year near his office in the capital San Jose. Costa Rica is aiming to reduce its net carbon emissions to zero, and has set a target date of 2021.
"I don't know if we will end up being carbon neutral in 2021 as we have proposed, but the important thing is the audacity of the goal and the work we have to do," Arias said.