China

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 13,400.27 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 1,371,220,000 HDI (2015): 0.73
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 48
Score: 60.8
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.302
Readiness 0.519

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of China places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but China is well positioned to adapt. China is the 27th least vulnerable country and the 68th 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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53
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53
53
54
57
60
60
63
65
62
60
59
58
56
55
54
55
47
48
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.302
Food
0.277
Projected change of cereal yields
0.780
Projected population change
0.210
Food import dependency
0.043
Rural population
0.478
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
0.153
Water
0.375
Projected change of annual runoff
0.334
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.704
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.213
Water dependency ratio
0.013
Dam capacity
0.884
Access to reliable drinking water
0.099
Health
0.240
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.001
Slum population
0.260
Medical staff
0.689
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.288
Ecosystem Services
0.482
Projected change of biome distribution
0.624
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.702
Natural capital dependency
0.303
Ecological footprint
0.326
Protected biome
0.323
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.611
Human Habitat
0.267
Projected change of warm periods
0.181
Projected change of flood hazard
0.723
Urban concentration
0.003
Age dependency ratio
0
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.333
Paved roads
0.366
Infrastructure
0.173
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.433
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.007
Dependency on imported energy
0.135
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.272
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.188
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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