Mexico

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 16,501.94 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 127,017,224 HDI (2015): 0.76
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 68
Score: 56.7
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.333
Readiness 0.466

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Mexico places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Mexico is well positioned to adapt. Mexico is the 44th least vulnerable country and the 86th 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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66
56
55
53
56
55
53
54
58
64
61
65
70
74
71
71
69
68
68
68
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.333
Food
0.441
Projected change of cereal yields
0.913
Projected population change
0.441
Food import dependency
0.293
Rural population
0.224
Agriculture capacity
0.671
Child malnutrition
0.107
Water
0.395
Projected change of annual runoff
0.392
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.800
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.172
Water dependency ratio
0.159
Dam capacity
0.759
Access to reliable drinking water
0.086
Health
0.224
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.303
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.012
Slum population
0.114
Medical staff
0.620
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.182
Ecosystem Services
0.461
Projected change of biome distribution
0.576
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.043
Ecological footprint
0.384
Protected biome
0.231
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.530
Human Habitat
0.351
Projected change of warm periods
0.406
Projected change of flood hazard
0.207
Urban concentration
0.136
Age dependency ratio
0.240
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.491
Paved roads
0.627
Infrastructure
0.126
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.435
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.017
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.066
Electricity access
0.011
Disaster preparedness
0.226
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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