Executive Director

Veronica Arias, Executive Director of CC35 with Minister of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition, Gustavo Manrique and Mathis Wackerganel, Founder of Global Footprint in Quito.



Veronica assumed as Executive Director of the CC35 Secretariat on January 1, 2019 but officially ratified by the Secretary-General on September 1, 2020 with a mandate until 2024.

Interview on France 24 five years after the Paris Agreement

As Secretary of Environment of Quito, she carried out the first climate action plan and several urban conservation laws, recognized globally for her work with local governments, has represented international cooperation agencies and has been awarded as one of the environmental leaders of the region.




International Forum of Local Environmental Authorities

International Forum of Local Environmental Authorities

International Forum of Local Environmental Authorities


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Environmentalist, climate change activist. Global citizen. Former Sec Env Quito. Top đź’Ż Latinos. Top Women 2020 EC. @PerspectivasAmbientales @cc35city







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