Germany

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 44,053.07 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 81,413,145 HDI (2015): 0.92
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 6
Score: 78.1
Trend:
same
Vulnerability 0.227
Readiness 0.789

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Germany places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Germany is well positioned to adapt. Germany is the 2nd least vulnerable country and the 10th 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
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
9
9
9
6
6
5
6
6
6
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6
6
6
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.227
Food
0.162
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.136
Food import dependency
0.272
Rural population
0.266
Agriculture capacity
0.232
Child malnutrition
0.067
Water
0.473
Projected change of annual runoff
0.508
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.707
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.214
Water dependency ratio
0.422
Dam capacity
0.990
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.025
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
0.010
Ecosystem Services
0.230
Projected change of biome distribution
0.600
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.445
Natural capital dependency
0.017
Ecological footprint
0.284
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.036
Human Habitat
0.220
Projected change of warm periods
0.117
Projected change of flood hazard
0.556
Urban concentration
0.225
Age dependency ratio
0.242
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.169
Paved roads
0.009
Infrastructure
0.249
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.451
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.027
Dependency on imported energy
0.609
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.168
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.238
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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