Ireland

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 51,899.20 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 4,640,703 HDI (2015): 0.92
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 19
Score: 72.8
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.276
Readiness 0.733

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Ireland places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Ireland is well positioned to adapt. Ireland is the 17th least vulnerable country and the 19th 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
13
13
13
13
13
13
14
13
14
15
14
12
13
11
13
15
18
18
19
19
19
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.276
Food
0.270
Projected change of cereal yields
-
Projected population change
0.329
Food import dependency
0.353
Rural population
0.396
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.347
Projected change of annual runoff
0.277
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.699
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.015
Water dependency ratio
0.080
Dam capacity
0.964
Access to reliable drinking water
0.046
Health
0.052
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
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.117
Ecosystem Services
0.359
Projected change of biome distribution
0.541
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.710
Natural capital dependency
0.033
Ecological footprint
0.369
Protected biome
0.160
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.340
Human Habitat
0.335
Projected change of warm periods
0.276
Projected change of flood hazard
0.556
Urban concentration
0.614
Age dependency ratio
0.273
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.290
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.296
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.424
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.008
Dependency on imported energy
0.849
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.198
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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