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Royal Decrees on the Spanish Office for Climate Change (371/2001, 1000/2003, 1477/2004, 1334/2006, 424/2016, 895/2017)

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2001
The Royal Decree 376/2001 created the Spanish Office for Climate Change (OECC) as the collegial organ in charge of developing climate change policies and depending from the General Direction of environmental quality and assessment of the Ministry of the Environment.

The Royal Decree 1000/2003 consolidated the Office's structure and integrated it in the then General Secretariat for the Environment, and to the General Secretariat for the prevention and spreading of climate change. Real Decree 1477/2004 made it a basic organic structure, and Real Decree 1334/2006 enhanced its organic status to the level of General Directorate. The OECC then became the General Directorate of the Spanish Office for Climate Change.

Article 10 of the Real Decree 424/2016 determines that the OECC depends of the State Secretariat of the Environment. Royal Decree 895/2017 establishes in article 2.1 that the State Secretariat for the Environment, under the supervision of the Minister, manages and coordinate the competencies related to the formulation of environmental policies and policies related to climate change. Article 2.2 places the OECC under the scope of the Secretariat. Article 4.1 lists in detail the exact functions of the OECC.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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