Carolina Urrutia is the Secretary for the Environment for the City of Bogota. In this position, she oversees policy development and implementation as well as permits and sanctions for the use of the city’s natural resources and provides oversight of the Institute for Animal Welfare (Instituto de Bienestar y Protección Animal, IDPYBA), Risk Management and Climate Change (Instituto Distrital de Gestión del Riesgo y Cambio Climático, IDIGER) and the José Celestino Mutis Botanical Gardens (Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis).

She previously served as director of Parques Cómo Vamos y de Incidencia Transforma (translation: Parks How We Go and Advocacy Transforms) and of Semana Sostenible (translation: Sustainable Week).

She is also a consultant to the World Bank and serves as deputy director of Sustainable Development in Colombia’s National Planning Department (DNP).

Carolina holds a degree in Political Science from the Iberoamerican University in Mexico and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s School of Government.