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Costa Rica

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How E-mobility is Raising Environmental Awareness in Costa Rica

Costa Rican cities like Cartago, Grecia, and Guanacaste have witnessed a remarkable increase in e-mobility infrastructure, thanks to a robust policy framework.


Urban Energy Transition for the Greater Metropolitan Area of the Central Valley of Costa Rica

This report explores technological options in the Greater Metropolitan Area of the Central Valley of Costa Rica to contribute towards achieving the national decarbonisation goal and also improving the sustainability of their jurisdiction.

  • March 2022
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  • Energy Transition, Transport
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  • English
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  • Costa Rica

Costa Rica and IRENA Sign Partnership to Advance National Decarbonisation Plan

Agreement signed by H.E. President Carlos Alvarado Quesada and Francesco La Camera on visit to the IRENA HQ in Abu Dhabi.


Scenarios for the Energy Transition

This report presents key findings and recommendations that are broadly relevant to Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as to stakeholders attempting to improve their planning processes across the world.

  • July 2022
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  • Energy Transition
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  • English, Spanish

Offshore Renewables for a Global Blue Economy

IRENA, together with the Governments’ of Denmark, Colombia and Costa Rica organised this side event to to exchange lesson learnt, good practices and innovative solutions.

  • 28 June 2022
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  • Innovation, Energy Transition
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  • Virtual

IRENA Members Back New Blueprint for Hydropower Advancement

Co-facilitated by Costa Rica, the meeting drew interest from more than 60 participants from 35 Members and States in Accession to discuss critical challenges and potential solutions pertaining to the advancement of sustainable hydropower globally.


Disrupting the Status Quo: Accelerating the Global Energy Transition for a 1.5°C Future

Under the auspices of the Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action and in cooperation with the High-Level Climate Champions, IRENA took the lead in organising the event that aimed at catalysing and showcasing accelerated action to meet the goals of both the Paris Agreement and SDG 7 on sustainable energy.


Sector Coupling in Facilitating Integration of Variable Renewable Energy in Cities

The report highlights the importance of sector coupling as a key source of flexibility that cities can explore to stabilise power grid operations when integrating high shares of variable renewable energy sources.

  • October 2021
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  • Transport, Power
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  • English
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  • China, Costa Rica

Ministers, Mayors, CEOs Announce Huge Push on Clean and Efficient Energy

The Energy Action Day, which took place ahead of the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy, aimed to accelerate collective action towards net-zero and climate-resilient energy systems.


Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Buildings

Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Buildings is one of a series of three briefs intended to help policy makers accelerate efforts to create sustainable cities powered by renewable energy.

  • May 2021
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  • Policy, Energy Transition
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  • English