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.
In June 2008, RIOCC provided a booklet containing 18 action pledges 'Contribution of a regional cooperative structure to the objectives of the UNFCCC Nairobi work programme (NWP)'
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's booklet describes 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
Action pledge updates
The following action pledge updates were provided in September 2009:
These updates were provided as a contribution to and is 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".