DE Pres­i­dent, David Oswald trav­els to San Jose, Cos­ta Rica for meet­ings with the Uni­ver­si­ty for Inter­na­tion­al Coop­er­a­tion, Depart­ment of For­eign Affairs of Cana­da, and the IUCN (Inter­na­tion­al Union for Con­ser­va­tion of Nature). Projects relat­ed to cli­mate change mit­i­ga­tion and adap­ta­tion, for­est car­bon, and pay­ment for ecosys­tem ser­vices as well as cor­po­rate social respon­si­bil­i­ty were key top­ics dis­cussed. 
The regional office of the IUCN for the Mesoamerica and Caribbean region where DE met with an IUCN biodiversity expert.Colonial architecture in the midst of downtown San Jose, Costa RicaModern architecture interspersed with colonial design.Modern design style of Central America.Design of the 60’s and 70’s shows the trajectory of modern design in San Jose.Blue sky against clean design lines.Cathedral downtownCathedral downtownCentral Park of San Jose