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Decree No. 41127 creating the National Measuring System for Climate Change

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2018
This Decree creates the National Climate Change Metric System (SINAMECC) which constitutes the official coordination platform, and institutional and sectoral linkage of the Costa Rican State to facilitate the management and distribution of climate change knowledge and information. SINAMECC will operate as a sub-module of the National Environmental Information System (SINIA) and will be linked to the National Statistics System (SEN). The coordination, operation and execution will be under the responsibility of the Directorate of Climate Change (DCC). The SINAMECC will allow the compilation and management of the data and information produced by the State on climate change, and where appropriate, of the private sector, academia and civil society, and will guarantee its dissemination, respecting the confidentiality of information that possess that character, of compliance with current regulations.


  • Compile the national inventory of greenhouse gases biannually, through the use of methods, data and assumptions consistent according to current international methodologies adopted for this purpose.
    Other | Base year: 2018
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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