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 natural disasters and wildfires in several Latin American countries and the region as a whole.

Table of contents

  • 1. Pollution
    • Latin America: cities with most air pollution 2018

    • Latin America & the Caribbean: PM air pollution concentration 2017

    • Latin America and the Caribbean: fossil CO2 emissions per capita 2017, by country

    • Latin America and the Caribbean: deaths from air pollution 2017, by country

    • LatAm: exposure to solid fuel air pollution 2017, by country

    • Latin America: deaths from household air pollution 2017, by country

  • 2. Environmental awareness
    • Conscious consumption in Latin America in 2017, by type of behavior

    • Awareness of eco-friendly labels in Latin America in 2017, by label

    • Mexico: level of environmental concern 2019

    • Brazil: consumer knowledge on sustainability 2018

    • Brazil: most common sustainable behaviors 2018, by behavior type

    • Chile: perception of environmental issues impact on life 2018

    • Chile: perspectives on prohibition of plastic bag use 2018

  • 3. Climate change
    • Latin America: climate change economic impact 2048

    • Latin America: global warming concerns by selected countries 2018

    • Latin America: public opinion on global temperature rise by country 2019

    • Mexico: opinion on climate change existence 2019

    • Mexico: opinion on climate change's relation to natural disasters 2019

    • Chile: perceived reasons of climate change 2018

    • Chile: leading views of what climate change is 2018

  • 4. Natural disasters
    • Caribbean: costliest natural disasters 2000-2018

    • Latin America: costliest earthquakes 2000-2018

    • Mexico: most expensive natural disasters for the insurance industry 2018

    • Forecast of post-Maria exodus from Puerto Rico 2017-2019

    • Uruguay: number of people evacuated due to floods 2013-2018

    • Panama: earthquakes number 2011-2017

  • 5. Wildfires
    • South America: number of wildfires 2019, by country

    • Brazil: number of wildfires 2013-2019

    • Brazil: share of wildfires 2019, by biome

    • Venezuela: number of wildfires 2013-2019

    • Bolivia: number of wildfires 2013-2019

    • Colombia: number of wildfires 2013-2019

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