The Parliament also passed the OECD Convention in a vote of 40 lawmakers in favor and three against. President Carlos Alvarado must now sign the law to present the accession instrument to the organization's headquarters in France.
In May 2020, this Central American country received a formal invitation to join the OECD, after an accession process that lasted about five years and required the endorsement of 22 committees in economic, social, and political areas.
"The imminent entry is also a reflection of Costa Rica's commitment to multilateralism, of our desire to serve as a beacon of good practices for the Latin American region, and an opportunity to benefit from the OECD's efforts to achieve a post-COVID recovery that is inclusive, resilient, and sustainable," Foreign Trade Minister Andres Valenciano said.
98% of Costa Rica's power already comes from #renewables. Half of the land is covered by forest. They're aiming to transform their entire economy to have a zero carbon footprint.