Cyprus

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 30,309.63 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 1,165,300 HDI (2015): 0.85
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 30
Score: 65.7
Trend:
same
Vulnerability 0.279
Readiness 0.594

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Cyprus places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Cyprus is well positioned to adapt. Cyprus is the 18th least vulnerable country and the 39th 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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29
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29
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31
30
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.279
Food
0.387
Projected change of cereal yields
0.214
Projected population change
0.364
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.356
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.303
Projected change of annual runoff
0.380
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.853
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.284
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.117
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
0
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.443
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0
Ecosystem Services
0.303
Projected change of biome distribution
0.459
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.564
Natural capital dependency
0.062
Ecological footprint
0.224
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.510
Human Habitat
0.239
Projected change of warm periods
0.233
Projected change of flood hazard
0.028
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.055
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.532
Paved roads
0.345
Infrastructure
0.326
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.015
Dependency on imported energy
0.944
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.234
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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