Costa Rica honored at Paris climate talks with message on Eiffel Tower

first_imgCosta Ricans gushed with pride Monday as Paris lit up its most celebrated architectural gem with the phrase “100% Pura Vida.”The message on the Eiffel Tower presumably refers to Costa Rica’s record stretch this year running on 100 percent renewable energy — 255 days, according to the presidency.Leaders from 195 countries are meeting this week and next in Paris to try and hash out a plan to halt the world’s movement toward catastrophic climate change.Costa Rica has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2085 — a retreat from its longstanding goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2021 but still a strong and, government officials say, more realistic commitment.Recommended: A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica Facebook Comments Related posts:A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica US inflames debate on climate finance with plan for UN talks PHOTOS: Costa Ricans march against climate change Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres honored for UN climate worklast_img read more