At Spanish at Locations we want our students to immerse themselves in new cultures and get motivated and renewed by the relaxed atmosphere and natural and cultural beauty of our locations. Now, but also in the future. We are proud to have beautiful locations in Costa Rica and Panama, where all of this is possible. We are facing challenging times regarding climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution on a significant scale. That’s why we are working responsibly today.
We aim to continuously improve the way we work to minimize adverse environmental and social impacts across our establishments in Costa Rica and Panama.
Our efforts concerning sustainability are linked to the UN SDGs:
SDG 2: Zero Hunger
2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, drought, flooding, and other disasters.
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
SDG 4: Quality Education
4.6 By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy.
SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empowering all women and girls
5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.
5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
8.9 By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities.
12.8 By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.
SDG 13: Climate Action
13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
SDG 14: Life below water
14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.
14.7 By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism.
SDG 15: Life on land
15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.
15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.
15.5 Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
17.11 Significantly increase the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the least developed countries’ share of global exports by 2020.
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