Mayors for Climate: Carbon Neutral 2050

Cities & Regions

Subnational initiative of the CC35, chaired by the Mayor of Santiago

Project Facts

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela

Project Volume
5-10 Mio. EUR

Applied Financing Solutions
Grants, Green Bonds

Project Dates
Start: 2019
In operation since/from: 2020

The Story

“Alcaldes por el Clima” (Mayors for Climate) is the first initiative of its kind at the global level, born under the leadership of Latin American local governments (CC35 – Coalición de Ciudades Capitales de las Américas frente al Cambio Climático) and under the umbrella of the Chilean COP25 presidency. It aims at a massive commitment to reach carbon neutrality bottom-up by 2050 through emergency local climate legislation. The first example was set in Santiago de Chile which is now the model for replication for other local governments and cities.

The strategic plan 2020-2025 was launched in April 2020 and aims at the commitment to carbon neutrality 2050 on the subnational level in a binding way by more than 15,000 local governments in 20 Latin American countries.

Success Factor | Hero Moment

The first hero moment was the approval of the model legislation in Santiago de Chile that will be a beacon for other mayors worldwide. It contains a new component of municipal measurement called BLDC (Binding Local Determined Contributions) that will report to the NAZCA (Non-state Actor Zone for Climate Action) platform of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change by 2025.

Ciudades Capitales de las Américas frente al Cambio Climático (CC35), United States

Other Involved Stakeholders

Contact Mail


UNO, Municipal Initiative, Legislation

Hard Facts
600.000.000 people are benefitting directly