Denmark

GDP (PPP) per capita (2014): 42,776.95 Int. Dollar Population (2014): 5,639,565 HDI (2014): 0.90
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 3
Score: 80.5
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.261
Readiness 0.870

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Denmark places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Denmark is well positioned to adapt. Denmark is the 11th least vulnerable country and the 3rd most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1995 to 2014 Score
Vulnerability
0.261
Food
0.213
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.278
Food import dependency
0.138
Rural population
0.135
Agriculture capacity
0.513
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.195
Projected change of annual runoff
0.239
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.630
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.106
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.024
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
0
Medical staff
0
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0
Ecosystem Services
0.218
Projected change of biome distribution
0.447
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.371
Natural capital dependency
0.032
Ecological footprint
0.125
Protected biome
0.253
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.081
Human Habitat
0.470
Projected change of warm periods
0.739
Projected change of flood hazard
0.623
Urban concentration
0.865
Age dependency ratio
0.299
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.296
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.448
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
1.000
Dependency on imported energy
0.038
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.768
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 Index (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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