Greece

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 24,617.04 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 10,823,732 HDI (2015): 0.86
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 35
Score: 63.7
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.297
Readiness 0.571

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Greece places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Greece is well positioned to adapt. Greece is the 25th least vulnerable country and the 42nd 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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33
32
31
29
29
29
30
28
33
32
33
33
33
35
38
40
42
37
36
35
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.297
Food
0.336
Projected change of cereal yields
0.802
Projected population change
0.092
Food import dependency
0.306
Rural population
0.237
Agriculture capacity
0.241
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.426
Projected change of annual runoff
0.598
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.828
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.140
Water dependency ratio
0.210
Dam capacity
0.779
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.069
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
-
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0.193
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.012
Ecosystem Services
0.297
Projected change of biome distribution
0.565
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.639
Natural capital dependency
0.035
Ecological footprint
0.302
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.243
Human Habitat
0.407
Projected change of warm periods
0.688
Projected change of flood hazard
0.491
Urban concentration
0.408
Age dependency ratio
0.316
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.458
Paved roads
0.081
Infrastructure
0.249
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.479
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.024
Dependency on imported energy
0.626
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.186
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.176
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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