What sets Costa Rica Apart?

A truly integrated holistic approach to the environment and the country’s economic development is what sets Costa Rica, the principal emerging economy in Central America, apart from every other country worldwide.
 
 
Pristine Deserted Beaches in Costa Rica
Pristine Deserted Beaches in Costa Rica
 
April 20, 2009 - PRLog -- Costa Rica has created a unique and holistic approach to its economic development and the environment, based around a system which pays for use of the environment.

More than 5% of the world’s biodiversity (an incredible one in twenty of every living thing on the planet) lives in Costa Rica and Costa Rica first recognized the value of this natural asset in the 1990’s when it set about forming a plan to protect it.

In most countries the environment ministry is effectively the “poor relation” – sidelined and hidden away. But Costa Rica did what no country had done before - it integrated the environment ministry with the ministry of energy, creating a department which looks after the environment, mining, energy and water. Two ministries that in most countries work to entirely different agendas now worked together.

As a result the ministry took a long term view on the country’s energy strategy. The result was that Costa Rica chose to invest in renewable energy sources. These were not the cheapest option at that time; however the ministry determined that over a longer term 25-50 years they would provide the best value. As a direct result more than 95% of Costa Rica’s energy now comes from renewable sources – hydroelectric, wind and geo-thermal.

Further recognising the true value of its environment Costa Rica was one of the first countries worldwide to impose a tax on fossil fuels.  First introduced in 1997, the revenue generated by this 3.5% tax funds the National Forest Fund to pay indigenous communities for protection of the surrounding forests. As a direct result of this fund, deforestation in Costa Rica has been reversed with the land area under forest now more than double that of twenty years ago.

So what sets Costa Rica Apart? – it truly recognizes the value of its environment!

Costa Rica Invest specialises in eco-friendly, ethical, high yield investments.  All projects are based in the best locations in Costa Rica, consisting of plots of development land with an environmentally friendly angle. Their current development in ‘Di Pacifico Dos’ combines a teak commodity investment traded in USD on plots of land zoned for development. With a double investment in locations where land prices are increasing rapidly, backed by a sound commodity that is constantly ‘growing’, is it any wonder they have so many repeat investors creating wealth naturally?

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Judy Ferguson, +353 (0)1 272 4184, pr@costaricainvest.ie

For more information on Costa Rica Invest and their products:
+353 (0)1 272 4184, info@costaricainvest.ie http://www.costaricainvest.ie or http://www.costaricainvest.co.uk

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Costa Rica Invest specialises in enironmentally friendly, ethically responsible, high yield investments, primarily in Costa Rica. Di Pacifico Dos is Costa Rica Invests current project investing in development land with the added value of teak trees.
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