Malaysia

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 25,308.02 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 30,331,007 HDI (2015): 0.78
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 40
Score: 62.6
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.335
Readiness 0.586

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Malaysia places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Malaysia is well positioned to adapt. Malaysia is the 45th least vulnerable country and the 41st 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
44
44
45
48
47
48
48
46
45
44
43
44
45
47
47
44
44
43
44
39
40
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.335
Food
0.627
Projected change of cereal yields
0.970
Projected population change
0.481
Food import dependency
0.758
Rural population
0.273
Agriculture capacity
0.283
Child malnutrition
1.000
Water
0.346
Projected change of annual runoff
0.488
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.674
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.019
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.855
Access to reliable drinking water
0.039
Health
0.177
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.002
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.633
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.049
Ecosystem Services
0.327
Projected change of biome distribution
0.376
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.374
Natural capital dependency
0.074
Ecological footprint
0.407
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.729
Human Habitat
0.390
Projected change of warm periods
1.000
Projected change of flood hazard
0.430
Urban concentration
0.241
Age dependency ratio
0.115
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.360
Paved roads
0.193
Infrastructure
0.142
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.417
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.008
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.211
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.213
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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