The 2019 Champion of the Earth for Policy and Leadership goes to Costa Rica. As it battles to preserve its biodiversity, Costa Rica has emerged as a global leader in sustainability, green development and clean energy. The Central American nation is also moving toward carbon neutrality faster than other countries and plans to phase out fossil fuels through new policies and incentives. It has pledged to achieve a zero net emissions economy by 2050.
To learn more, go to: www.unep.org/champions