Executive Decree No. 1815
Decree No. 1815 defines climate change adaptation and mitigation as government policy. It recognises adaptation and mitigation to climate change as a state policy, closing the National Climate Committee and transferring its power to the Ministry of Environment. The Secretary of Climate Change is in charge of oversight of this policy and the issue more generally in government. Adaptation and mitigation of climate change policies are to be developed and published by the Ministry of Environment.
The Decree further mandates elaboration of three implementing plans: 1) The National Plan for the Creation and Strengthening of Institutional Conditions (established the position of Undersecretary of Climate Change in 2009), 2) The Climate Change Mitigation Plan, 3) The Climate Change Adaptation Plan. The Decree resulted in adoption of the National Strategy on Climate Change 2012-2025 in July 2012.