Costa Rica

Footprints 4 our Future

Nature and people’s prosperity are connected. From the COVID-19 pandemic, Costa Rica as well as the rest of the world required solidary actions to recover from social and economic challenges. As a result, the Costa Rican government, MINAE, FONAFIFO, FUNBAM, UNDP Biodiversity Finance Initiative and UNDP created “Huella del Futuro” #Footprints4ourFuture—a crowdfunding campaign that seeks to improve the quality of living conditions from people of the “North Zone,” specifically women. In the first phase, the goal was to plant 200,000 trees in the Northern region and ensure their maintenance for the next five years. In contribution to the country’s efforts to increase its forest cover to 60 percent by 2030, through “Huella del Futuro” #Footprints4ourFuture, the aim was to enhance communities' resilience amidst the climate emergency and to protect the country’s biodiversity.