Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo with Embassy of Costa Rica Chargé d'affaires Ms. Ana Elena Campos Jimenez when she paid a courtesy call to the PS.

Environment PS Dr. Chris Kiptoo with Embassy of Costa Rica Chargé d’affaires Ms. Ana Elena Campos Jimenez when she paid a courtesy call to the PS.

Embassy of Costa Rica, Chargé d’affaires Ms. Ana Elena Campos Jimenez today paid a courtesy call to Environment and Forestry Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo.

The two officials discussed on issues of environmental conservation and sustainability. PS  Kiptoo said the Ministry of Environment will collaborate and learn the best environmental practices from Costa Rica, especially on the ministry’s key priority areas of afforestation, pollution control , environmental sustainability , climate change among others.
Ms Campos Jimenez said Costa Rica has progressive environmental policies  & it is the only country to meet the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), criteria established to measure environmental sustainability.
Costa Rica  ranked 42nd in the world, and third in the Americas, in the 2016 Environmental Performance Index, and was twice ranked the best performing country in the New Economics Foundation’s (NEF) Happy Planet Index, which measures environmental sustainability, and was identified by the NEF as the greenest country in the world in 2009.
Costa Rica plans to become a carbon-neutral country by 2021.
By 2016, 98.1% of its electricity was generated from green sources particularly hydro, solar, geothermal and biomass.
The PS Dr. Kiptoo , Embassy of Costa Rica Chargé d'affaires Ms. Ana Elena Campos Jimenez and other officials in a group photo after the discussion.

The PS Dr. Kiptoo , Embassy of Costa Rica Chargé d’affaires Ms. Ana Elena Campos Jimenez and other officials in a group photo after the discussion.

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