Latvia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 22,628.44 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 1,978,440 HDI (2015): 0.82
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 35
Score: 63.7
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.381
Readiness 0.655

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Latvia places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Latvia is well positioned to adapt. Latvia is the 70th least vulnerable country and the 28th 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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35
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.381
Food
0.276
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.022
Food import dependency
0.371
Rural population
0.352
Agriculture capacity
0.635
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.506
Projected change of annual runoff
0.809
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.595
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.007
Water dependency ratio
0.712
Dam capacity
0.900
Access to reliable drinking water
0.015
Health
0.150
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.061
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.005
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.424
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.150
Ecosystem Services
0.508
Projected change of biome distribution
0.941
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.541
Natural capital dependency
0.110
Ecological footprint
0.733
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.721
Human Habitat
0.482
Projected change of warm periods
0.504
Projected change of flood hazard
0.683
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.248
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.493
Paved roads
-
Infrastructure
0.363
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.583
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.006
Dependency on imported energy
0.507
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.717
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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