Netherlands

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 46,374.37 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 16,936,520 HDI (2015): 0.92
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 18
Score: 72.9
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.308
Readiness 0.765

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of The Netherlands places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but The Netherlands is well positioned to adapt. The Netherlands is the 30th least vulnerable country and the 14th 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
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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.308
Food
0.266
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.227
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.102
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.569
Projected change of annual runoff
0.720
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.681
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.118
Water dependency ratio
1.000
Dam capacity
0.893
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.028
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
0.028
Ecosystem Services
0.275
Projected change of biome distribution
0.553
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.390
Natural capital dependency
0.019
Ecological footprint
0.206
Protected biome
0.358
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.126
Human Habitat
0.347
Projected change of warm periods
0.501
Projected change of flood hazard
0.612
Urban concentration
0.408
Age dependency ratio
0.267
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.193
Paved roads
0.101
Infrastructure
0.360
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.393
Dependency on imported energy
0.194
Population living under 5m above sea level
1.000
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.138
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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