Ministerial Decree no. 40616 creating the Citizen Advisory Council on Climate Change
This decree creates the Citizen Advisory Council on Climate Change as a platform for citizen participation that is part of the national policy of open government, which seeks to strengthen the mechanisms of accountability, availability and access to information.The Council will have the following functions: 1) Deliberate independently about the design, application and evaluation of climate change policies proposed and operated by the government, through its different institutions, 2) Respond to the questions submitted by MINAE or other public bodies about the design, application and evaluation of their climate policies, programs and metrics. 3) Generate the activities that are considered necessary to increase the level of information and awareness of citizens in relation to Climate Change. 4) Improve the levels of coordination and communication between public administration and citizens. 5) Serve as a citizen audit space in charge of analyzing, discussing and supporting the implementation of the Predicted and Determined Contribution at the National Level presented by Costa Rica before the Conference of the Parties 21 held in Paris in December 2015. 6) Interact with the governance bodies established for the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (Decree No. 40203-PLAN-REMINAE), generating inputs on the progress made in meeting Objective 13 (on combating climate change and its effects), of the Sustainable Development Goals within the framework of the 2030 Agenda, providing feedback to the corresponding institutions.