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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

The Honourable Rosa Galvez
Senator, Canada

Raúl Bolaños-Cacho Cué
Vice-President – North America
Senator, Mexico

Óscar Izquierdo Sandí
Vice-President – Central America
Member of the Legislative Assembly, Costa Rica

Radjendrekoemar Debie
Vice-President – South America
Member of the National Assembly, Suriname

Anthony Vieira
Vice-President – The Caribbean
Senator, Trinidad and Tobago

Coordination of the Parliamentary Staff Network on Climate Change

Frédéric Forge
General Coordinator
Senior Manager, Environment, Fisheries and Agriculture, Library of Parliament, Canada

Jatziri Pando Medina
Regional Coordinator – North America
Technical Secretary, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Committee, Senate, Mexico

Laura Prado Chacón
Regional Coordinator – Central America
Responsible for the Institutional Committee on Environmental Sustainability, Legislative Assembly, Costa Rica

Nuravni Sallons
Regional Coordinator – South America
Scientific and Professional Support, National Assembly, Suriname

Gerónimo Casimiro Yantalema Cain
Regional Coordinator – South America
Level II Advisor, National Assembly, Ecuador

Jacqueline Sampson Merguel
Regional Coordinator – The Caribbean
Clerk of the House, Trinidad and Tobago

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.