Japan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 35,804.23 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 126,958,472 HDI (2015): 0.89
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 17
Score: 73.4
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.288
Readiness 0.757

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Japan places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Japan is well positioned to adapt. Japan is the 22nd least vulnerable country and the 15th 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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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.288
Food
0.314
Projected change of cereal yields
0.782
Projected population change
0.088
Food import dependency
0.790
Rural population
0.070
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
0.153
Water
0.206
Projected change of annual runoff
0.132
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.710
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.189
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.022
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0
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
Ecosystem Services
0.390
Projected change of biome distribution
0.659
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.007
Ecological footprint
0.193
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.482
Human Habitat
0.453
Projected change of warm periods
0.890
Projected change of flood hazard
0.599
Urban concentration
0.337
Age dependency ratio
0.442
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.211
Paved roads
0.241
Infrastructure
0.342
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.435
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.028
Dependency on imported energy
0.940
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.525
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.126
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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