Mexico.- A statement from the National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) states that these and other outcomes impact on 90 percent of the national territory.
The INECC recalled that Mexico is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change due to its geographical characteristics, socioeconomic conditions and its degree of susceptibility or inability to face such impacts.
According to the document "Commitments of Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change for the Period 2020-2030, in Mexico," the phenomenon caused human losses and high economic and social costs.
Only between 2001 and 2013 those affected by weather events are estimated at around 2.5 million people while the economic costs amounted to 338.35 billion pesos (over 16 billion dollars according to the current change) .
In addition, the negative consequences are increased by social conditions such as poverty in various sectors of the population and the environmental degradation that affects their communities, which goes up their vulnerability, the document stresses. (PL)