National Action Plan on Climate Change Formalized

Through Decree No. 39114-MINAE, the Plan establishes guidelines for the agriculture, energy, transport, and water resource sectors to implement actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The country has the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2021.

Hazardous Waste Management System (SIGREP) Launched

Costa Rica's Ministries of Environment and Health have announced the launch of the Hazardous Waste Management System (SIGREP), a new online tool to monitor and control hazardous waste generation and transit throughout the country.  Generators, managers, and/or transporters of hazardous waste in Costa Rica must register under SIGREP by October 1, 2015.