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Germany grants Costa Rica €15 million to mitigate climate change impact

The German government will support Costa Rica’s projects to mitigate the effects of climate change and, as a first step, has granted the country €15 million ($16.7 million) in aid.

Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, confirmed the donation on Monday during a meeting with President Luis Guillermo Solís at Casa Presidencial.

At a press conference following their meeting, they said that the cooperation agreement reaffirms both countries’ commitment to the Paris climate agreement against global warming.

The initial donation is part of the first phase of a long-term cooperation agreement that will support various programs, including electric transportation and sustainable farming, Casa Presidencial said in a public statement. Costa Rica will allocate the funds primarily to initiatives focused on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, reducing carbon use, adaptating to the impact of climate change, and implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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