Decree-Laws 644 and 648 on the organisation and duties of the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning
Decree Law No. 644 sets out the organisation and duties of the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning . Article 2.b) charges the Ministry to identify the principles and policies for the prevention of environmental pollution through the protection and improvement of the environment, to develop standards and criteria, to prepare programs; to create pollution maps, to determine and monitor the principles of their application, to carry out the work and operations related to climate change, in this frame, education, research, projecting, action plans and basin conservation plans. The document also charges the Ministry to conduct research on climate change's impacts on water cycles. Decree Law 648 of August 2011 amended DL 644.
Regulations were published early 2018 on fluorinated greenhouse gases by the Ministry. The purpose of this Regulation is to reduce emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases and edict principles governing the use of products or equipments containing greenhouse gases.