The Secretariat of the CC35 has as one of its main goals the strengthening of the role of the environmental authorities designated by their respective heads of government of the Capital Cities of the Americas. This means that we understand that a priority in the face of the climate emergency that the planet is experiencing is to consolidate all the environmental units of the local governments. Achieving the region's climate integration through local diplomacy requires strong commitment, joint work and regional coordination of these areas with the aim of ensuring the Paris Agreement.









*Exclusive to the Environmental Authority designated by each capital city, co-organizing institutions, institutional allies and strategic partners It is by invitation only.


The average global temperature has increased by more than one degree Celsius since pre-industrial times. General information for capital cities here.


Jennifer Lenhart

Global Lead of Cities


Rodrigo Perpetuo

Executive Director

to South America


Verónica Arias

Executive Director


Isabel Aguilera

Head of Environment


Joseluis Samaniego

Director of the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division


Jordan Harris

Sub-National Governments Coordinator


"Cities are epicenters of complex challenges, from climate change to COVID-19. They are also resilient and resourceful, turning challenges into opportunities. Doing so effectively requires building collaboration and momentum to urgently curb global carbon emissions, from Santiago to Glasgow."

"We are faced with the need to mutate towards a systemic and transversal process in which we consider the nature of the city as an asset and change the idea that it is a danger or a problem"

"The Santiago-Glasgow route has the firm conviction that local governments and their leaders will guarantee the Paris Agreement in the face of a climate emergency. Let us learn the lesson and act or we will take the consequences"

"Climate action in capital cities has a significant impact on the quality of life of their inhabitants, and it is there where collaboration translates into resilient actions that will enable compliance with the international agreements included in the Stgo Glasgow route"


"Local governments have committed in force to the Climate Ambition Alliance and the Race to Zero emissions by 2050. The leadership of cities and local governments is essential to achieving the transformations needed Now more than ever, multi-level action must flourish on the Road to Glasgow and beyond"

"If we let these ten years, which allow some flexibility, go by without making the necessary reforms, we will see a change that will be abrupt and only a few within our societies will manage to adapt"


City of Santiago



Monitoring of action plans in capital cities

Guatemala City

Analysis of all local; climatic, environmental, energy, resilience or sectoral to agree on a basis of coordinated targets in the Santiago Declaration.


The Green Capital of the Americas Award is an award instituted and managed by the CC35 inspired by the European Green Capital to recognize some of the 35 capitals of the hemisphere that can demonstrate specific and decisive leadership on the sustainability and commitment of their city. This model should be an example for other cities and have as one of its goals carbon neutrality 2050.

Capital cities ensuring the Paris Agreement towards COP26 in Glasgow, the climate integration of the Americas through local diplomacy

and a post-pandemic Green New Deal.






Securing the future of +55,000,000 people IN THE HEMISPHERE

Building the bridge between the leadership of the City of Los Angeles and the Americas through pLAn Americas, an initiative of CC35 in partnership with several of California's most respected institutions that aims to expand the vision and capabilities of capital cities. Reaching a new Green Deal in the Capitals based on the Santiago Declaration that revives local economies requires borderless actions and local government leaders determined

to make an unprecedented transition.












At each meeting, the CC35 selects six different and innovative green infrastructure solutions in the cities within the framework of the 500 climate solutions initiative to be evaluated by the capitals.

The Global Risks Report 2020





















The Global Risks Report 2020

The Global Risks Report, published by the World Economic Forum with support from Marsh & McLennan, provides a rich perspective on the major threats that may impact global prosperity in 2020 and over the next decade. The 15th edition of the report draws on feedback from nearly 800 global experts and decision-makers who were asked to rank their concerns in terms of likelihood and impact.



The emerging risks landscape

Climate Response Shortcomings

Weak international agreements belie rising investor and popular pressure for action, against a backdrop of a multitude of natural catastrophes and indicators of longer-term disruptions. 2020 is a critical year for nations to accelerate progress towards major emissions reductions and boosting adaption investments.


Loss Impacts

Many ecosystems are in decline or at risk of distinction. Biodiversity loss poses irreversible consequences to societies, economies, and the health of the planet.

Creaking Health Systems

Changing societal, environmental, demographic, and technological trends are straining health systems globally. While transformative technology, medicines, and insurance can improve healthcare, they also introduce new risks and trade-offs.

They lead the Santiago-Glasgow route

Allied Cities

Strategic partners

Consultations with the CC35 Secretariat at

La Araucaria araucana es de origen muy antiguo y se remonta a la época de los dinosaurios con una capacidad de supervivencia a toda prueba. Es tan antiguo que se han encontrado formas fosilizadas de un periodo muy temprano inclusive en Europa; lo que nos da una idea de su anterior extensión por el mundo para finalmente echar raíces en las tierras cordilleranas mas al sur del sur. El árbol llamado pehuén, reconoce como su hogar las tierras de Chile donde se lo encuentra hasta los 2000 metros de altura. Jardines botánicos del mundo lo han rescatado como ejemplar curioso para sus colecciones de plantas exóticas. Donde se siente mas a gusto es en el Chile pre-cordillerano donde vive en armonía con el pueblo Mapuche que lo quiere y lo cuida. Esta especie resiste la rudeza del clima y la dureza del terreno creciendo en zonas rocosas y arenosas, resiste a la fuerza del fuego y renace de las cenizas cuál ave fénix. Su madera en dura y resistente por eso es muy codiciada por la industria del mueble. Este árbol milenario ha sido bautizado bajo el sistema binomial cómo Araucaria araucana siguiendo la nomenclatura establecida por Von Lineé que tuvo la ocurrencia de querer establecer un orden en la naturaleza.



The Araucaria araucana is of very ancient origin and dates back to the time of the dinosaurs with a foolproof survival capacity. It is so old that fossilized forms from a very early period have been found even in Europe; which gives us an idea of its previous extension around the world to finally take root in the mountainous lands further south. The tree called pehuén, recognizes as its home the lands of Chile where it is found up to 2000 meters high. Botanical gardens around the world have rescued it as a curious specimen for their exotic plant collections. He feels most at home in pre-Cordilleran Chile where he lives in harmony with the Mapuche people who love and care for him. This species resists the harshness of the climate and the ruggedness of the terrain growing in rocky and sandy areas, it resists the force of fire and is reborn from the ashes like a phoenix. Its hard and resistant wood is therefore very coveted by the furniture industry. This millenary tree has been baptized under the binomial system as Araucaria araucana following the nomenclature established by Von Lineé who had the idea of wanting to establish order in nature.