Law no. 1561/00 (creating the National Environmental Council)
This law creates and regulates the functioning of the agencies responsible for the development, standardisation, coordination, execution and oversight of national environmental policy and management. It notably creates the National System of the Environment (SISNAM), integrated by the set of organs and public entities of the national, departmental and municipal governments, with environmental competence; and private entities created with the same purpose. The system also aims at avoiding institutional conflicts, gaps or competition overlaps. The System's supervisory attributions include climate-related matters.