Law of Socio-Natural and Technological Risks
This general law specifies various risks faced by the country and stipulates how the government is to respond. Climate change and environmental contamination are specified as national priorities. Specifically the law states that a special commission named The National Advisory Board of Sociocultural and Technological Risk Management shall dictate, within one year of promulgation, the terms for the creation of a National Plan of Adaptation to Climate Change. Such a plan is required to include the evaluation of national and regional vulnerabilities to a changing climate, potential effects that climate change will bring to Venezuela, and strategies to adapt to climate change.