Israel

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 31,670.69 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 8,380,400 HDI (2015): 0.89
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 33
Score: 64.9
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.338
Readiness 0.636

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Israel places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Israel is well positioned to adapt. Israel is the 48th least vulnerable country and the 30th 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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27
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34
33
33
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.338
Food
0.421
Projected change of cereal yields
0.300
Projected population change
0.597
Food import dependency
0.920
Rural population
0.085
Agriculture capacity
0.203
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.694
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.874
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.797
Water dependency ratio
0.800
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.115
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
-
Medical staff
0.319
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0
Ecosystem Services
0.305
Projected change of biome distribution
0.435
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.458
Natural capital dependency
0.025
Ecological footprint
0.081
Protected biome
0.222
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.611
Human Habitat
0.256
Projected change of warm periods
0.187
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
0.438
Age dependency ratio
0.437
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.472
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.239
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.008
Dependency on imported energy
0.684
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.065
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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