About the PNCC

The ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network on Climate Change (PNCC) was created in 2016 with the objective of promoting parliamentary diplomacy on climate action within parliaments, aligned with existing international frameworks that work towards combating climate change and achieving sustainable development. The PNCC fosters knowledge exchanges between parliamentarians, expert practitioners, civil society and other stakeholders on effective practices for climate change mitigation and adaptation through workshops, dialogues and the creation of specialized resources.

The work of the PNCC encourages cooperation between parliaments and government agencies in the development and implementation of innovative policies to combat climate change. Recent topics of focus include renewable energy, disaster risk reduction, and climate financing concepts such as loss and damage, carbon pricing and markets, as well as the importance of integrating gender into climate action and raising ambition within the Nationally Determined Contributions to meet the Paris Agreement goals and attain the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Network is governed by an elected Executive Committee, composed of the President, and sub-regional Vice-Presidencies representing North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean.

Executive Committee

Javier Ortega
Member of the National Assembly, Panama

Dan Ruimy
Vice President - North America
Member of Parliament, Canada

Sofia Hernández
Vice President - Central America
Member of Congress, Guatemala

Andy Daniel
Vice President - Caribbean
Speaker of the House of Assembly, Saint Lucia

Jennifer Simons
Vice President - South America
Speaker of the National Assembly, Suriname

Ana Belén Marín
Alternate Vice President - South America
Member of the National Assembly, Ecuador

David Osorio
Program Manager, Parliaments

Elections for the Executive Committee are held during the PNCC's gathering. For more information about the governance of the Executive Committee, please read our statutes.