New trees decorate the gardens of the U.S. Ambassador Sharon Day’s Residency.
In commemoration of World Environment Day, Ambassador Day and representatives from the Costa Rican government and environmental organizations planted a tree, and discussed Costa Rica’s current environmental situation and the efforts of each country do to protect Costa Rican and the world’s biodiversity.
Ambassador Day highlighted that “the United States proudly joins the community of nations in recognizing that the protection and sustainable use of our planet’s natural resources is fundamental to creating a safe and secure world for future generations.”
The U.S. government forgave $53 million in debt to the Government of Costa Rica through two debt-for-nature swaps under our Tropical Forest Conservation Act; these funds are helping preserve Costa Rica’s tropical forests.