Iceland

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 42,449.19 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 330,823 HDI (2015): 0.90
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 10
Score: 76.6
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.269
Readiness 0.801

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Iceland places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Iceland is well positioned to adapt. Iceland is the 14th least vulnerable country and the 7th 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
16
16
16
14
14
10
10
7
6
4
8
9
8
9
8
9
9
10
10
10
10
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.269
Food
0.427
Projected change of cereal yields
-
Projected population change
0.330
Food import dependency
0.970
Rural population
0.063
Agriculture capacity
0.344
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.141
Projected change of annual runoff
0.140
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.687
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.018
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0
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
0.015
Ecosystem Services
0.539
Projected change of biome distribution
0.812
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.025
Ecological footprint
-
Protected biome
0.363
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.494
Human Habitat
0.372
Projected change of warm periods
0.162
Projected change of flood hazard
0.448
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.238
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.414
Paved roads
0.598
Infrastructure
0.111
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.119
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.018
Dependency on imported energy
0.107
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.313
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 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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