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Presented By: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+)

Costa Rica: An Example for Sustainable Development in the Region

Jose F. Alfaro

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This lecture will be live streamed.

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.

Jose F. Alfaro, PhD. 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.

This is the second a six-lecture series. The subject of the series is Central America: Coffee to Caravans. The next lecture will occur April 29, 2021. The title is: Religion in Central America After 1960. Learn from well-known experts about an array of interesting subjects, with an interactive Q&A period following each lecture.

Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the lecture will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
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  • $10 day pass. $35 for the 6-lecture series.

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