Latin America and the Caribbean

UN Environment’s Latin America and the Caribbean Office is working to build more resilient livelihoods through healthy ecosystems.

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More than 20% of land and sea in the region is protected

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Climate change incurred costs of around $100 billion in the region in 2015

The Challenge
Latin America and the Caribbean are home to an astonishing amount of biodiversity and natural wealth, resources that make up the foundations of many of the region’s economies.

But 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. 


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  • About this office

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.

To learn more about our work, browse our infographics or recent editions of our newsletter.

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UN Environment Latin America Caribbean

Building 103, Av. Morse
City of Knowledge, Clayton
Panama City, Panama         
Tel: (507) 305 3100