The participatory process for the drafting of Panama's Framework Law on Climate Change has begun.

First workshops for socialisation and dissemination of the participatory process that will feed into the drafting of Panama's Framework Law on Climate Change.

Panama City, 4 October 2021 - On 28, 29, 30 September and 1 October, the first public socialisation meetings were held to disseminate the process of drafting the Framework Law on Climate Change that Panama is developing, with the aim of achieving the maximum possible participation of stakeholders considered key in the country in this area: institutional and sectoral stakeholders, at public and private levels, indigenous communities, youth, academia, scientific community, and the National Climate Change Committee of Panama. During the meeting, the guidelines and the content to be worked on were presented, inviting the participants to be part of the public consultation process of the law in the first debate before the assembly.

The process of formulating the draft Framework Law on Climate Change for Panama is being supported by the EUROCLIMA+ programme, under the coordination of the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy, and it aims to facilitate climate change adaptation and mitigation actions in the country and ensure compliance with the international commitments set forth in the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of the Republic of Panama to the Paris Agreement. It is expected that this new law will strengthen the current institutional framework and generate instruments for the management and regulation of climate governance.

EUROCLIMA+ is accompanying the Ministry of Environment and the Directorate of Climate Change of Panamá in carrying out a strategic diagnosis process, as well as a participatory consultation process for updating the National Policy on Climate Change to 2050 and the formulation of the draft Macro Law on Climate Change based on the international climate regime, the governance structure, existing management instruments, existing information, and the visions of the different sectors and social actors.

The text of the Policy (PNCC 2050) will be integrated into the text of the Framework Law on Climate Change, which means elevating it to the rank of law, unlike the usual practice in which policy instruments have the rank of executive decree - as is the case with the current climate change policy. With this possibility of including the content of the Policy in the text of the LMCC, the project has enabled a significant difference in terms of the legal effectiveness achieved.


EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Expertise France (EF), the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), and UN Environment.


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