CC35 Milestones

The Mayor of the National District, Carolina Mejia leading Mayors for Climate together with Sebastian Navarro, Secretary General of the CC35.


Since its inception in just three and a half years, the CC35 has achieved momentous milestones through the leadership of mayors despite having gone through the worst pandemic of the modern era. A high-level executive team with an international track record has established outstanding results through global partnerships with UN agencies and other actors. Positioning the leaders of the Americas with active climate diplomacy and multi-level dialogue.

CC35 through the alliance with the Dominican Municipal League and the leadership of the Mayoress of the National District through the Mayors for Climate initiative, becomes the only country on the planet with its 158 local governments signing before Race to Zero towards COP26 in Glasgow.

The governments of Santiago (Chile) and Glasgow (UK) create the first diplomatic alliance of the local governments that host COP25 to COP26, which was called the Santiago-Glasgow Route to amplify the voices of subnational governments at a global level.

CC35 through an agreement with Regions of Climate Action (R20) and Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation (LDF) launches the 500 climate solutions for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Quito is the Capital that signs the first Official endorsement to the CC35.





The Earth Overshoot Day, the day with the greatest media coverage in the world, is announced for the first time by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador (Latin America).

The CC35 Secretariat announces the Green Capital of the Americas award, which was awarded for the first time in 2020 to the city of Santiago de Chile, in 2021 to the city of Guatemala and in 2022 to the city of Quito.

The first Subnational Climate Fund is established with the support of the Green Climate Fund through the diplomatic assistance of the CC35 in Latin America and the Caribbean, achieving 16 Letters of No Objection (NOL) from Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Uruguay, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Dominica, Jamaica, Bahamas.

The CC35 installs the Forum of Local Authorities of the Environment to strengthen the climate agenda and results in the Declaration of Santiago that was endorsed by the LGMA and presented to the COP25 chaired by Chile.

CC35 is committed to the climate integration of the Americas through local diplomacy, to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions, to increase the resilience of cities in the region and to amplify the voices of the Capitals before the international community in the framework of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC following the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda and the Glasgow Climate Pact.

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