Environment and climate change statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean

Ciudades - Asentamientos humanos

FDES- Sub-component 5.1: Human Settlements

This subcomponent includes relevant statistics on basic services and infrastructure of human settlements. Human settlements refer to the totality of the human community, whether people live in large cities, towns or villages. They encompass the human population that resides in a settlement, the physical elements (e.g., shelter and infrastructure), services (e.g., water, sanitation, waste removal, energy and transport), and the exposure of humans to potentially deleterious environmental conditions.

The topics included are:

  • Urban and rural population
  • Access to selected basic services
  • Housing conditions
  • Exposure to ambient pollution
  • Environmental concerns specific to urban settlements