Malta

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 28,821.66 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 431,333 HDI (2015): 0.84
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 38
Score: 63.0
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.306
Readiness 0.566

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Malta places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Malta is well positioned to adapt. Malta is the 29th least vulnerable country and the 47th 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
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33
33
35
34
35
35
35
35
35
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33
33
33
35
39
38
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.306
Food
0.238
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.217
Food import dependency
0.923
Rural population
0.049
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.550
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.854
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.444
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
1.000
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.048
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
-
Medical staff
0.099
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0
Ecosystem Services
0.273
Projected change of biome distribution
-
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.472
Natural capital dependency
0.030
Ecological footprint
-
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.591
Human Habitat
0.412
Projected change of warm periods
0.823
Projected change of flood hazard
0.408
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.224
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.481
Paved roads
0.126
Infrastructure
0.313
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.045
Dependency on imported energy
0.987
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.094
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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