Italy

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 33,587.12 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 60,802,085 HDI (2015): 0.87
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 29
Score: 66.6
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.283
Readiness 0.615

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Italy places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Italy is well positioned to adapt. Italy is the 21st least vulnerable country and the 32nd 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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25
23
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25
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28
29
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.283
Food
0.360
Projected change of cereal yields
0.826
Projected population change
0.171
Food import dependency
0.460
Rural population
0.334
Agriculture capacity
0.010
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.343
Projected change of annual runoff
0.604
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.766
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.281
Water dependency ratio
0.064
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.163
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
0.667
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.006
Ecosystem Services
0.279
Projected change of biome distribution
0.682
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.673
Natural capital dependency
0.025
Ecological footprint
0.248
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.044
Human Habitat
0.265
Projected change of warm periods
0.423
Projected change of flood hazard
0.405
Urban concentration
0.136
Age dependency ratio
0.320
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.306
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.289
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.517
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.028
Dependency on imported energy
0.754
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.235
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.201
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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