Costa Rica. President Carlos Alvarado Quesada will lead the Costa Rican delegation to COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2021, which will bring together heads of state, diplomatic representatives and activists from around the planet from November 1, in Glasgow, Scotland.
The Governor of Costa Rica will participate from November 1-4 to promote initiatives and actions that Costa Rica is developing to confront climate change, promote decarbonization, environmental conservation and sustainable development and seek solutions – with other leaders – to the critical climate situation.
“This COP26 is taking place at a crucial time as we see the consequences of climate change around the world. We can no longer postpone the changes. With his leadership and example, the President said, Costa Rica will raise its voice in this forum, with the conviction that it is necessary to take courageous decisions to confront the climate crisis that affects the entire planet.
“Our country is leading by example,” the president said, referring to “the decarbonization plan, the High Aspiration Coalition for Nature and People, our conservation model and the many initiatives we are developing… We will continue to work in this direction and it requires commitment and resolute action by the group of nations, as well as Resources and financing for the most vulnerable countries in the face of these transformations,” he emphasized.
Foreign Minister Rodolfo Solano Quiros emphasized: “Without a doubt, this COP represents a unique moment for countries to be more ambitious in their proposals and actions. Science tells us that we are still far from the goals that the international community has set for itself. Costa Rica considers that we are facing an exceptional opportunity to advance development models The present. The planet desperately needs it, and future generations deserve it and demand it.”
Intense agenda. The President of the Republic will intervene in the various forums of the summit, attend bilateral meetings with world leaders, participate in conferences and get acquainted with environmental conservation projects. In addition, he will attend receptions invited by Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William.
Among other activities, on Monday, 1 November, he will present a message at the opening of COP 26, and after that, he will speak at the Roundtable Action and Solidarity – The Defining Decade, by Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, and Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy.
On Tuesday 2, you’ll take part in a Forest and Land Use event, as well as an activity with the winners and finalists of the Earthshot Prize, awarded by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This activity, to which Costa Rica was invited as the winner in the Conservation and Restoration of Nature category, will be led by Prince William of England.
On Wednesday, November 3, President Carlos Alvarado will co-lead an event around the High Ambition Alliance initiative titled The Way Forward: Bridging the Gap in Nature from COP26 to COP15. This coalition is led by Costa Rica, France and the United Kingdom and its goal is to conserve 30% of the land and sea surface by 2030.
On Thursday, November 4, he was invited by Prince Charles to co-host the Ashden Awards, awards that support ideas and changes to reduce emissions and help create a greener and more sustainable future for the world.
He will be accompanied by the First Lady of the Republic, Claudia Duples. Rodolfo Solano, Minister of Foreign Relations, and Andrea Mesa, Minister of Environment and Energy. He will leave the country on October 30 and return on November 5.
Source: El País.cr
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