Status under International Climate Change Law
- UNFCCC: signature (13 June 1992), ratification (31 October 1995), and entry into force (29 January 1996)
- KP: signature (7 July 1998), ratification (18 November 1999), and entry into force (16 February 2005)
Quantified emission limitation or reduction commitment: na
- Vienna Convention: accession (15 March 1993)
- Montreal Protocol: accession (15 March 1993)
Federal Laws on Climate Change
- About Climate Change and Adaptability in Nicaragua (Resolution A. N. No. 003-2009) 17 June 2009 (Spanish) amends law No. 217, the General Law of the Environment and Natural Resources to include protection of the climate and to assess Nicaragua’s ability to adapt.
- Creation of the Office of Climate Change (Ministry Resolution No. 014. 99) (Spanish) creates a separate department for dealing with climate change.
- Project RIOCPNU (NIC 50 – 62319) 2010 (Spanish) is a UNDP pilot program for the “Integration of risks and opportunities of climate change into national development processes and programming in countries of the United Nations,” and includes Nicaragua, Malawi, Cape Verde, Colombia and El Salvador.
- First Government Communication on Climate Change (2005)
- Protecting the Economy from Climate Change (2010)
- Plan of Adaption to the Variability and Climate Change in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Sectors (2013)
Mungala, J. & Viteri, J. (October 2003). Nicaragua Frente al cambio climático. Food and Agriculture Administration. Accessed at http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/ad447s/ad447s00.htm
Updated as of: May 19, 2014