Denmark

GDP (PPP) per capita (2012): 31,960.90 USD
Population (2012): 5,523,095
ND-GAIN Index rank 1
Score: 83.5
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.145
Readiness 0.814

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Denmark places it in the lower-right quadrant of the Readiness Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Denmark is well positioned to adapt. Denmark is the 2nd least vulnerable country and the 5th 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
Ranking
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Denotes worst scores
Indicator Composition 1995 to 2012 Raw Score
Vulnerability
0.145
Food
0.115
Food capacity
- 0.242
Food import dependency
14 % 0.140
Malnutrition
0 % 0
Rural population
13.1 % 0.131
Variation of cereal yield
0.08 0.160
Yield change
-18.14 % 0.016
Ecosystems
0.218
Dependency on natural capital
0.01 % 0.030
Ecological footprint
0.06 0.494
Projected Biome Threat
- -
International Environmental Conventions
1 0
Protected biomes
30.06 0.699
Habitat
0.264
Value lost due to electrical outages
- -
Slums
- -
Threatened species
0.08 % 0.076
Trade and transport infrastructure
3.99 0.202
Urban concentration
24.51 % 0.207
Urban excess growth
0.49 % 0.744
Urban risk
13.50 0.169
Health
0.061
Disability adjusted life years
2.70 % 0.067
External health dependence
0 % 0
Disease mortality
5.4 % 0.108
Life expectancy
79.8 0.104
Maternal mortality
0 % 0.005
Health workers per capita
10.95 0.082
Infrastructure
0.072
Coastal area
26.09 % 0.261
Coastal population
16.90 % 0.169
Energy access
100.0 % 0
Energy sensitivity
-2,248.4 % 0
Road flooding
0 0
Paved roads
100.00 % 0
Water
0.159
Precipitation change
67.3 % 0.673
Temperature change
2.2 °C 0.175
Improved sanitation facilities
100.0 % 0
Water access
100.0 % 0
Water disease
1 0.001
Water use
10.8 % 0.107
Methodology

ND-GAIN Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN 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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