Executive Order no. PCM-022-2010 (Creating the National Climate Change Office)
This decree elevates the Climate Change Unit (UCC) attached to the Directorate of Biodiversity (DIBIO) of the Secretary of State in the Dispatch of Natural Resources and Environment (SERNA) to the category of the National Directorate of Climate Change.
The Directorate is in charge of 1) coordinating actions aimed at formulating and executing national policies for the mitigation of greenhouse gases, as well as adapting to the adverse effects of climate change, and 2) promoting the development of climate action programs and strategies related to compliance with the commitments assumed through the signing of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol. The decree further details the specific missions of the Directorate and its composition.