Green Growth Program

We finance productive SME reconversion for entering green markets that reward sustainability.

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Blue Growth Program

We invest to help fishermen and women change how they fish and sell more sustainable, quality-guaranteed products at improved prices.

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Solid Waste Management Program

We are working to improve integrated solid waste management in municipalities and to substitute for single-use plastics.

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Sustainable Transportation Program

We are financing a pilot plan for speeding up the use of electric buses in public transportation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate Change News Waste Management

Municipalities make headway on decarbonization

Six municipalities are seeking to guide their cantons toward sustainable cities and develop waste collection and industrial support programs.

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Green Growth News

First competition for non-reimbursable funds invites companies to transform their exportable offer

In the first stage of this competition, 25 small and medium enterprises will be selected to apply for grants for projects such as certifications and environmental process and product innovation with an eye to energy efficiency, renewable energy use, emissions reduction, efficient water use and integrated waste management.   

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News Waste Management

CRUSA pushes for a Costa Rica without single-use plastics

The national strategy for substitution of single-use plastics seeks to turn Costa Rica into a plastic-free zone through the collective volunteer actions of public and private sectors and civil society aimed at substituting disposable plastics such as straws and plastic plates with renewable and compostable alternatives.

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News Sustainable Transportation

Public transportation: crucial in the fight against climate change

The national inventory of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sinks prepared by the National Meteorological Institute indicates that 68.7% of the energy sector’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions correspond to transportation.

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News Sustainable Transportation

Costa Rica will pilot public electric buses

Three electric buses, known as e-buses, will be circulating on national roads in 2019 as a result of a project kicked off with the signing of a partnership between MINAE, the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), the German development cooperation agency (GIZ), the Costa Rica USA Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA), and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

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Climate Change Green Growth Stories

Story: Dagoberto Venegas, entrepreneur

Dagoberto Venegas has worked with CRUSA to convert his passion for honey into a powerful force for change

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Blue Growth Green Growth News

Our CRUSA partnerships will boost sustainable export businesses

Two strategic partnerships will help Costa Rica build an ample, robust and innovative offer of exportable products: one between the Costa Rica USA Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA), PROCOMER (the Costa Rican foreign trade promoter) and Fundación Banco Ambiental (FUNBAM) for creating a green growth program; and another between CRUSA and Conservation International (CI) for developing a blue growth program.

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