Bulgaria

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 16,956.41 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 7,177,991 HDI (2015): 0.78
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 43
Score: 62.1
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.319
Readiness 0.560

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Bulgaria places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Bulgaria is well positioned to adapt. Bulgaria is the 35th least vulnerable country and the 54th 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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43
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.319
Food
0.341
Projected change of cereal yields
0.839
Projected population change
0
Food import dependency
0.056
Rural population
0.281
Agriculture capacity
0.658
Child malnutrition
0.213
Water
0.462
Projected change of annual runoff
0.838
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.826
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.257
Water dependency ratio
0.019
Dam capacity
0.821
Access to reliable drinking water
0.013
Health
0.128
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
0.005
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.290
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.172
Ecosystem Services
0.402
Projected change of biome distribution
0.706
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.678
Natural capital dependency
0.142
Ecological footprint
0.467
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.421
Human Habitat
0.378
Projected change of warm periods
0.239
Projected change of flood hazard
0.536
Urban concentration
0.719
Age dependency ratio
0.244
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.516
Paved roads
0.014
Infrastructure
0.199
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.455
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.002
Dependency on imported energy
0.372
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.030
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.338
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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