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Costa Rica: An Example for Sustainable Development in the Region
Costa Rica: An Example for Sustainable Development in the Region
Dr. Jose Alfaro
Costa Rica is a sustainability leader in the region and the world.  The country has a focus on sustaining its natural capital, heavy investments in its human capital that goes back more than 70 years, and a willingness to take chances on policy that sets examples for the world.  In this presentation we will explore some of the efforts and accomplishments that transformed Costa Rica from a “Banana Republic” to a Green Leader.

Dr. Alfaro is an Assistant Professor at the School for Environment and Sustainability.  He has degrees in Chemical and Environmental Engineering and in Natural Resource Management.  Dr. Alfaro has published on Industrial Symbiosis and the Circular Economy, deploying renewable energy for sustainable development of least industrialized countries, and creating tools for policy and decision-making through computer modeling of socio-technical systems.  His applied focus has led him to work closely with communities, industry, NGO’s, and government organizations.
Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 04/22/2021      
Program Year : 2020-21      
Term : Winter/Spring      
Fee : $10.00