Dem. People's Rep. of Korea

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): - Population (2015): 25,155,317 HDI (2015): -
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 129
Score: 43.5
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.461
Readiness 0.331

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of The Dem. People's Rep. of Korea places it in the upper-left quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It has both a great need for investment and innovations to improve readiness and a great urgency for action. The Dem. People's Rep. of Korea is the 63rd most vulnerable country and the 38th least 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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129
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.461
Food
0.288
Projected change of cereal yields
0.641
Projected population change
0.260
Food import dependency
0.141
Rural population
0.422
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
0.267
Water
0.401
Projected change of annual runoff
0.524
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.687
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.112
Water dependency ratio
0.182
Dam capacity
0.894
Access to reliable drinking water
0.007
Health
0.434
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
1.000
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.122
Dependency on external resource for health services
-
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.391
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.222
Ecosystem Services
0.799
Projected change of biome distribution
0.800
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.902
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.459
Protected biome
0.832
Engagement in international environmental conventions
1.000
Human Habitat
0.544
Projected change of warm periods
0.254
Projected change of flood hazard
0.778
Urban concentration
0.599
Age dependency ratio
0.107
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.980
Infrastructure
0.301
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.422
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.007
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.213
Electricity access
0.866
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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