Lebanon

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 13,117.25 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 5,850,743 HDI (2015): 0.77
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 93
Score: 51.9
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.415
Readiness 0.453

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Lebanon places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Lebanon is well positioned to adapt. Lebanon is the 81st most vulnerable country and the 90th least 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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98
92
90
87
84
81
83
87
92
88
93
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91
87
85
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89
90
93
93
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.415
Food
0.469
Projected change of cereal yields
0.583
Projected population change
0.421
Food import dependency
0.856
Rural population
0.132
Agriculture capacity
0.382
Child malnutrition
0.440
Water
0.501
Projected change of annual runoff
0.889
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.846
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.243
Water dependency ratio
0.011
Dam capacity
0.992
Access to reliable drinking water
0.022
Health
0.276
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.212
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.036
Slum population
0.547
Medical staff
0.514
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.237
Ecosystem Services
0.531
Projected change of biome distribution
0.482
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.420
Natural capital dependency
-
Ecological footprint
0.249
Protected biome
0.829
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.672
Human Habitat
0.374
Projected change of warm periods
0.201
Projected change of flood hazard
0.239
Urban concentration
0.870
Age dependency ratio
0.163
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.618
Paved roads
0.152
Infrastructure
0.337
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.459
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.001
Dependency on imported energy
0.965
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.171
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.425
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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