Ecuador

Executive Decree No. 495 on the creation of an Inter-Institutional Committee on Climate Change

Executive
Decree/Order/Ordinance
Passed in 2010
This Decree provides for the co-ordination of climate change policies and actions via the creation of an Inter-institutional Committee on Climate Change. It is aimed at co-ordinators from Ministries and Secretariats that handle this inter-sectoral approach. Members are: National Secretariat of State Planning and Development; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Secretariat of Higher Education, Science; Technology and Innovation; Co-ordinating Ministry of Production, Employment and Competitiveness; Co-ordinating Ministry of Strategic Sectors; Co-ordinating Ministry of Economic Policy; National Secretariat of Risk Management; National Secretariat of Water Resources; Ministry of Environment.
 
 The role of the Committee include:
  • Co-ordinate integration of climate change policies into national institutions
  • Promote research into development and adjustment policies
  • Promote adaptation and mitigation in public investment projects
  • Consult specific working groups
  • Promote training and technical assistance in adaptation and mitigation
  • Enhance international cooperation and international technical assistance
  • Define negotiating positions for international delegations
  • Co-ordinate the development of reports and policies for the international arena (e.g. UNFCCC)

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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