Newly planted fields in Costa Rica, with mountain panorama in background.

Costa Rica

At a Glance

Climate change has emerged as a major threat to Central American communities, intensifying the destructive impacts of poor land-use practices and further stressing a region already vulnerable to drought, landslides, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events. USAID works across Central America to build the capacity of governments, people, places, and livelihoods to make better decisions and take actions to improve their resilience to climate change.  USAID also promotes sustainable low-carbon growth by stimulating investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate-smart land practices that reduce emissions and contribute to economic growth.

    Funding and Key Indicators

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    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    $3 Million

    Adaptation

    $3 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    5.1 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth

    12.80%

    % Forested Area

    54.6%

    EC-LEDS Partner Country

    Yes

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    Stories from the Area

    Climate change poses a significant global threat to food security and nutrition, largely through its impacts on agricultural production.