Austria

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 43,892.73 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 8,611,088 HDI (2015): 0.89
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 12
Score: 74.5
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.303
Readiness 0.794

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Austria places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Austria is well positioned to adapt. Austria is the 28th least vulnerable country and the 8th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Ranking
12
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12
12
13
13
15
15
14
15
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15
15
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15
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15
13
12
12
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.303
Food
0.321
Projected change of cereal yields
0.291
Projected population change
0.232
Food import dependency
0.399
Rural population
0.367
Agriculture capacity
0.317
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.487
Projected change of annual runoff
0.771
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.754
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.045
Water dependency ratio
0.404
Dam capacity
0.951
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.024
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.030
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0
Ecosystem Services
0.238
Projected change of biome distribution
0.753
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.027
Ecological footprint
0.286
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.360
Human Habitat
0.316
Projected change of warm periods
0.142
Projected change of flood hazard
0.548
Urban concentration
0.671
Age dependency ratio
0.196
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.341
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.435
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.680
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.624
Population living under 5m above sea level
-
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
-
Methodology

ND-GAIN Country Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN Country Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN), summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead.

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