A tool for low emission development
The production of coffee is an integral part of the history and identity of Costa Rica. It also contributes 9% of national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In order to achieve the Costa Rican carbon neutrality goal in 2021, and to contribute to international climate protection, the country has developed several NAMAs (national GHG mitigation measures). NAMAs are tools that help countries address the issue of climate change and find their own path to low emissions development.
NAMA Café is the world’s first agricultural NAMA ready to be implemented and an innovative collaborative effort among the public, private, financial and academic sectors. It is expected to reduce GHG emissions and improve resource efficiency at the farms and benefits level. This will create the first low-emissions coffee in the world, which will give access to new markets to Costa Rican coffee growers. The NAMA Support Project, funded by the NAMA Facility, will support the first steps of NAMA Coffee with technical and financial assistance. With this objective, it joins other actors and initiatives such as the «NAMA Development for the Coffee Sector» project financed by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank.
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