More than 20% of land and sea in the region is protected
Climate change incurred costs of around $100 billion in the region in 2015
The region is facing some significant challenges: More than 80 per cent of the population lives in cities where air pollution and inefficient transport cause health problems and productivity losses. And while the region is responsible for only about 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, it is highly vulnerable to the effect of climate change, which incurred costs of around $100 billion in 2015.
The Ministers of Environment of the region will address these challenges in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Learn more about the XXI Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean.
UN Environment’s Latin America and the Caribbean Office is located in Panama City, Panama. We also have offices in Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico and Uruguay. For a full list of contact details, please click here.
UN Environment Latin America Caribbean
Building 103, Av. Morse
City of Knowledge, Clayton
Panama City, Panama
Tel: (507) 305 3100