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Ibero-American Network of Climate Change Offices

The Ibero-American Network of Climate Change Offices (Red Iberoamericana de Oficinas de Cambio Climático, RIOCC) was created in 2004, supported by the Ibero-American Conference of Nations. Climate Change Offices from 21 countries are members of RIOCC: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.

RIOCC is a cooperative structure that facilitates both North–South and South–South collaboration. Its objective is to promote a permanent dialogue on climate change for a better understanding of the priorities, needs and gaps in the region. The working program establishes, among other things, activities on impacts and adaptation to climate change.

Action Pledge

The PIACC (Plan Iberoamericano de Vulnerabilidad, Impactos y Adaptación al Cambio Climático; Ibero-American Programme on Adaptation to Climate Change) is the framework where RIOCC initiatives and activities on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change are planned and implemented.

RIOCC has provided a paper describing PIACC’s objectives and activities that support the work areas of the Nairobi work programme.

They also provide information on a range of pledges for future actions that will contribute to implementing the Nairobi work programme objectives.

The objectives of RIOCC and associated action pledges complement the following areas of work:

  • Methods and Tools
  • Data and Observations
  • Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling
  • Climate related risks and extreme events
  • Adaptation planning and practices

pdf-icon Action pledges (113 kB)

Action Pledge Update (September 2009)

The following were provided as contributions to and are summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities"

pdf-icon Introduction to RIOCC and PIACC (136 kB)

Improving the provision of climate data and information
pdf-icon Overcoming climate/data information barriers (158 kB)

Assessing impacts of, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
pdf-icon Assessing climate risk and vulnerability (404 kB)

Reducing risks of extreme events and climate-related disasters
pdf-icon Reducing risk of extreme events and weather-related disasters (168 kB)

Promoting knowledge sharing and learning
pdf-icon Promoting knowledge sharing and learning
(163 kB)