Denmark

GDP (PPP) per capita (2013): 41,990.52 Int. Dollar Population (2013): 5,613,706 HDI (2013): 0.90
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 5
Score: 77.4
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.324
Readiness 0.871

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 39th least vulnerable country and the 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
Ranking
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11
10
10
4
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5
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4
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4
5
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1995 to 2013 Score
Vulnerability
0.324
Food
0.410
Projected change of cereal yields
1.000
Projected population growth
0.278
food import dependency
0.143
Rural population
0.127
Agriculture capacity
0.503
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.248
Projected change of annual runoff
0.761
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.370
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.107
water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.067
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.158
Projected change of malaria hazard
0.244
Dependency on external resource for health services
0
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0
Ecosystem Services
0.308
Projected change of biome distribution
0.510
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.371
Natural capital dependency
0.027
Ecological footprint
0.603
Protected biome
0.253
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.081
Human Habitat
0.443
Projected change of heatwave hazard
0.739
Projected change of flood hazard
0.623
Urban concentration
0.866
Age dependency ratio
0.197
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.233
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.466
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.564
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
1.000
Dependency on imported energy
0
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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