Inter-Institutional Committee on Climate Change
The Government of Ecuador (GOE) considers climate change as an important issue that involves many different sectors and requires urgent measures to mitigate and adapt to its effects. For this reason, in October 2010, the President of Ecuador formally established the Inter-Institutional Committee on Climate Change (CICC). The principal objective of the CICC is to perform as a high-level institution to coordinate and facilitate the integrated implementation of national policies related to climate change, the National Strategy for Climate Change and the country’s responsibilities under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). As well, this inter-institutional committee will serve to promote research and gather technical and legal information on the issues of mitigation and adaptation to climate change. As an indication of the horizontal nature of the efforts needed to combat climate change, the CICC is comprised of the following institutions, with the Ministry of the Environment assuming the role of President as well as Technical Secretary of the committee:
- National Secretary for Planning (SENPLADES)
- Minister for Coordination of National Patrimony
- Minister of the Environment
- Minister for Coordination of Strategic Sectors
- Minister for Coordination of Production, Employment and Competition
- Minister for Coordination of Social Development
- Minister of External Relations, Trade and Integration
- National Secretary for Water and
- National Secretary for Risk Management.
Ejecutive Decree 495, published in the Official Register 304, 20 Oct 2010.