Belarus

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 16,621.03 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 9,513,000 HDI (2015): 0.80
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 41
Score: 62.5
Trend:
same
Vulnerability 0.311
Readiness 0.562

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Belarus places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Belarus is well positioned to adapt. Belarus is the 31st least vulnerable country and the 52nd 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
47
46
48
47
47
49
49
49
47
49
53
54
47
42
41
40
39
36
38
41
41
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.311
Food
0.205
Projected change of cereal yields
0.053
Projected population change
0.102
Food import dependency
0.034
Rural population
0.251
Agriculture capacity
0.641
Child malnutrition
0.147
Water
0.495
Projected change of annual runoff
0.746
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.685
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.026
Water dependency ratio
0.570
Dam capacity
0.936
Access to reliable drinking water
0.007
Health
0.051
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.061
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.013
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.070
Ecosystem Services
0.409
Projected change of biome distribution
0.824
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.198
Ecological footprint
0.396
Protected biome
0.419
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.619
Human Habitat
0.398
Projected change of warm periods
0.167
Projected change of flood hazard
0.652
Urban concentration
0.740
Age dependency ratio
0.081
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.611
Paved roads
0.136
Infrastructure
0.308
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.854
Population living under 5m above sea level
0
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.250
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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