Belgium

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 41,138.38 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 11,285,721 HDI (2015): 0.89
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 23
Score: 70.2
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.289
Readiness 0.692

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Belgium places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Belgium is well positioned to adapt. Belgium is the 23rd least vulnerable country and the 23rd 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
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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.289
Food
0.263
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.276
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.023
Agriculture capacity
0.019
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.560
Projected change of annual runoff
0.849
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.708
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.328
Water dependency ratio
0.476
Dam capacity
0.997
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.030
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
-
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.006
Ecosystem Services
0.195
Projected change of biome distribution
0.553
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.334
Natural capital dependency
0.016
Ecological footprint
0.054
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.211
Human Habitat
0.345
Projected change of warm periods
0.200
Projected change of flood hazard
0.604
Urban concentration
0.540
Age dependency ratio
0.283
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.225
Paved roads
0.220
Infrastructure
0.343
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.439
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.050
Dependency on imported energy
0.764
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.463
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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