Our areas of action are framed in the understanding that Chile and California are very similar geographically, so societies in both places share the same challenges. The stories and experiences provide the knowledge needed for decision-making, and often as a result, we know in advance what works and what does not.
The ongoing dialogue between the Chile California Council and the different stakeholders in the public, private, scientific and community sectors is a source of valuable material that can be useful to learning and development.
Established in 2011, the Chile-California Council (CCC) is a bi-national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, headquartered in San Francisco that promotes mutually beneficial relationships and the exchange of knowledge between Chile and California in the public and private sectors.
The Chile California Council sponsors the Chile California Conservation Exchange (CCCX), a program that furthers our mission of sharing knowledge by holding binational conferences, producing technical reports, and facilitating networks.
Through the CCCX Program, we have sponsored annual conferences in California in 2017, 2018 and 2019, which were attended from Chile by around 35 academics and professionals from the public and private sector for conservation, and a similar number of California peers. These conferences have facilitated connections and served as a catalyst for a number of ongoing environmental protection efforts in Chile.