France

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 37,305.69 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 66,808,385 HDI (2015): 0.89
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 15
Score: 73.9
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.257
Readiness 0.735

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of France places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but France is well positioned to adapt. France is the 9th least vulnerable country and the 18th 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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15
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.257
Food
0.335
Projected change of cereal yields
0.651
Projected population change
0.261
Food import dependency
0.102
Rural population
0.221
Agriculture capacity
0.441
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.419
Projected change of annual runoff
0.586
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.744
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.141
Water dependency ratio
0.072
Dam capacity
0.970
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.026
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
0.016
Ecosystem Services
0.266
Projected change of biome distribution
0.671
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.543
Natural capital dependency
0.026
Ecological footprint
0.354
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0
Human Habitat
0.278
Projected change of warm periods
0.277
Projected change of flood hazard
0.425
Urban concentration
0.334
Age dependency ratio
0.379
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.254
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.218
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.477
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.010
Dependency on imported energy
0.436
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.120
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.263
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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