Luxembourg

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 93,552.60 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 569,676 HDI (2015): 0.89
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 20
Score: 72.2
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.275
Readiness 0.720

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Luxembourg places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Luxembourg is well positioned to adapt. Luxembourg is the 16th least vulnerable country and the 21st 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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20
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.275
Food
0.304
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.547
Food import dependency
0.810
Rural population
0.106
Agriculture capacity
0.056
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.608
Projected change of annual runoff
0.964
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.705
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.012
Water dependency ratio
0.987
Dam capacity
0.979
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.029
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
0
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.029
Ecosystem Services
0.159
Projected change of biome distribution
0.576
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.012
Ecological footprint
0
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.364
Human Habitat
0.198
Projected change of warm periods
0.107
Projected change of flood hazard
0.516
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.095
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.273
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.354
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.451
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.966
Population living under 5m above sea level
0
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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