Brazil

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 14,454.94 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 207,847,528 HDI (2015): 0.76
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 75
Score: 55.5
Trend:
same
Vulnerability 0.346
Readiness 0.455

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Brazil places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Brazil is well positioned to adapt. Brazil is the 55th least vulnerable country and the 91st 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
84
87
86
87
84
81
82
81
82
79
74
75
77
73
66
67
66
71
72
71
75
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.346
Food
0.404
Projected change of cereal yields
0.949
Projected population change
0.328
Food import dependency
0.131
Rural population
0.154
Agriculture capacity
0.754
Child malnutrition
0.107
Water
0.318
Projected change of annual runoff
0.304
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.738
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.009
Water dependency ratio
0.477
Dam capacity
0.339
Access to reliable drinking water
0.042
Health
0.180
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.303
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.111
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.005
Slum population
0.230
Medical staff
0.221
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.211
Ecosystem Services
0.538
Projected change of biome distribution
0.529
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.291
Ecological footprint
0.926
Protected biome
0.001
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.482
Human Habitat
0.457
Projected change of warm periods
0.667
Projected change of flood hazard
0.491
Urban concentration
0.080
Age dependency ratio
0.113
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.518
Paved roads
0.872
Infrastructure
0.176
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.429
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.003
Dependency on imported energy
0.139
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.106
Electricity access
0.006
Disaster preparedness
0.375
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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