Canada

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 42,890.88 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 35,851,774 HDI (2015): 0.91
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 14
Score: 74.1
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.256
Readiness 0.739

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Canada places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Canada is well positioned to adapt. Canada is the 8th least vulnerable country and the 17th 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
8
8
8
8
9
9
9
10
10
11
10
10
12
12
12
12
12
13
15
14
14
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.256
Food
0.296
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.367
Food import dependency
0.115
Rural population
0.196
Agriculture capacity
0.802
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.144
Projected change of annual runoff
0.173
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.648
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.013
Water dependency ratio
0.025
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
0.004
Health
0.042
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
0.068
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.002
Ecosystem Services
0.593
Projected change of biome distribution
0.671
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.082
Ecological footprint
1.000
Protected biome
0.429
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.377
Human Habitat
0.336
Projected change of warm periods
0.152
Projected change of flood hazard
0.689
Urban concentration
0.171
Age dependency ratio
0.162
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.236
Paved roads
0.606
Infrastructure
0.126
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.428
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.013
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.092
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.226
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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