Under the conviction that nature-based solutions are the best option to ensure a better future for all people, Costa Rica announced the start of the Huella del Futuro fundraising campaign to plant 400 thousand hectares in nine cantons of the North zone, before September 2021.
The launch of the campaign took place this Wednesday in a virtual event together with potential sponsors of the project, with the participation of the First Vice Presidency of the Republic of Costa Rica, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE), the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP), through its Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN).
“This effort was born with the certainty that it is a great moment to leave an indelible sustainable footprint and with the assurance that together and together we can face the challenges we currently face as humanity, such as the mass extinction of species, the climate crisis, the need for an inclusive economic recovery after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the empowerment and autonomy of women ”, explained the Vice President of the Republic, Epsy Campbell.
She specified that the intention of the country is to promote the planting and maintenance for five years of 65 thousand fruit and flower trees on public roads, 120 thousand timber in agroforestry and silvopastoral systems, and another 15 thousand species in secondary forests. With this, Costa Rica aims for a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient future for all people and the planet.
The first contribution made has been that of the German Cooperation Agency for Development (GIZ), the European Union (EU) and the Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD), in the Green Development Fund, with a budget of $ 724,580 that are closer to the goal of collecting $ 1,977,200.
In Costa Rica, the first company to join was Constructora Herrera S. A. with a contribution of more than 8 thousand dollars, which will allow the planting and maintenance of more than 500 trees for five years.