UNEP.Net Latin America and the Caribbean The Environment Network
  Latin America and the Caribbean portal home Thematic portals Regional portals Feedback | Help/About 



The emissions of chemical compounds into the atmosphere have caused many environmental and health problems. Some chemicals, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), are produced deliberately and end up in the atmosphere by accident from equipment or goods. Others, such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) and carbon monoxide (CO), are unavoidable by-products of burning fossil fuels. Urban air pollution, acid rain, contamination by toxic chemicals (some of them persistent and transported over long distances), depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer and changes in the global climatic system are all important environmental threats to ecosystems and human wellbeing.

Assessments of Atmosphere in:


Latin America and the Caribbean
(from the GEO 3 report)

  pdf file (850Kb)  

Latin America and the Caribbean
(from the GEO LAC 2000 report)

  pdf file (1.4Mb)   archivo pdf (429Kb)

Data on Atmosphere in
Latin America and the Caribbean

  pdf file (107Kb)   archivo pdf (23Kb)
  xls file (17Kb)   archivo xls (16Kb)

(from the GEO Caribbean report)

  pdf file (148Kb)  

(from GEO Barbados - State of the Environment Report 2000)

    archivo pdf (57Kb)

(from Environment Outlook of Cuba 2000)

    archivo pdf (416Kb)

Costa Rica
(from Costa Rica Environment Outlook 2002)

    archivo pdf (162Kb)

(from Nicaragua State of the Environment Report 2001)

    archivo pdf (78Kb)

(from Panama Environmental Report 1999)

    archivo pdf (337Kb)

(from Country Report: Chile State of the Environment 1999)

    archivo pdf (265Kb)

(from Peru National State of the Environment Report 2000)

    archivo pdf (73Kb)

Download for reading
Descargue para leer


UNEP.Net © 2006 United Nations Environment Programme
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is not responsible for the content of web sites and information resources which may be reached through UNEP.Net. The access provided to these sites does not constitute an endorsement by UNEP of the sponsors of the sites or the information contained herein. Use of the information contained in or referenced by UNEP.Net is at the users sole risk. The designations employed and the presentation of material do not imply any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNEP or the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.