Costa Rica to step up carbon-neutral coffee production
Ronald Reyes Sevilla/The Tico Times
Coffee fans will soon have another reason to buy Costa Rican brews. On Tuesday, officials from the Environment Ministry (MINAE) announced a new goal to convert 25,000 hectares of coffee plantations to carbon-efficient farms.
The new plan comes after the U.K. and German governments pledged €7 million ($7.4 million) to expand Costa Rica’s existing program of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action farms, or NAMAs. The deal comes in the midst of the COP21 climate change talks taking place in Paris through Dec. 11.
by LINDSAY FENDT
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