Environment in Latin America

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Statista dossier about environment in Latin America

This dossier presents a selection of statistics on environment and nature in Latin America. It features key data on pollution, environmental protection and climate change awareness, as well as figures on endangered species, forest areas and wildfires in several Latin American countries and the region as a whole.

Table of contents

  • 1. Sustainable Development Goals
    • Latin America & Caribbean: SDG Index 2019, by objective

    • Latin America & Caribbean: SDG Index change 2015-2019, by objective

    • Latin America & Caribbean: SDG Index 2019, by country

  • 2. Pollution
    • Latin America & the Caribbean: PM air pollution concentration 2019

    • Latin America: deaths from air pollution 2019, by country

    • Latin America: exposure to solid fuel air pollution 2019, by country

    • Latin America: deaths from household air pollution 2019, by country

    • Latin America: population-weighted ozone pollution 2019, by country

    • Latin America: particulate air pollution 2020, by selected city

  • 3. Climate change
    • Latin America: public opinion on global temperature rise 2021, by country

    • Latin America: opinion on human impact on climate change 2020, by country

    • Latin America: opinion on government action agaist climate change 2020, by country

    • Latin America: opinion on consequences of climate change timeframe 2019

    • Latin America: opinion on climate change worsening poverty & inequality 2019

    • Latin America: levels of concern regarding climate change 2019, by gender

    • Latin America: feelings about climate change 2019, by gender

  • 4. Environmental awareness
    • Latin America: perceptions on leading environmental issues 2020, by country

    • Latin America: opinion on willingness to recycle 2020, by country

    • Latin America: opinion on willingness to reduce meat consumption 2020, by country

    • Brazil: importance of environmental protection in the context of COVID-19

    • Mexico: importance of environmental protection in the context of COVID-19

  • 5. Threatened species
    • Latin America & Caribbean: countries with most extinct animal species 2019

    • Latin America: countries with most threatened species 2019

    • Latin America: countries with most endangered animal species 2019

    • Latin America: countries with most endangered plant species 2019

    • Caribbean: number of endangered animal species 2019, by country

    • Caribbean: number of endangered plant species 2019, by country

  • 6. Forest areas
    • Latin America & Caribbean: forest land area 2010-2018

    • Latin America: key figures on forest areas 2018, by subregion

    • Latin America & Caribbean: tree cover loss 2010-2019, by country

    • South America: planted and natural forest land area 2010-2018

    • South America: annual forest area loss rate 1990-2020

    • South America: key figures on forest areas 2020

  • 7. Wildfires
    • South America: number of wildfires 2020, by country

    • Brazil: number of wildfires 2005-2020

    • Argentina: number of wildfires 2013-2020

    • Venezuela: number of wildfires 2013-2020

    • Colombia: number of wildfires 2013-2020

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