New Zealand

GDP (PPP) per capita (2014): 33,360.36 Int. Dollar Population (2014): 4,509,700 HDI (2014): 0.91
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 1
Score: 81.9
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.264
Readiness 0.901

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of New Zealand places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but New Zealand is well positioned to adapt. New Zealand is the 13th least vulnerable country and the 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
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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1995 to 2014 Score
Vulnerability
0.264
Food
0.252
Projected change of cereal yields
0.338
Projected population change
0.405
Food import dependency
0.333
Rural population
0.148
Agriculture capacity
0.037
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.185
Projected change of annual runoff
0.149
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.713
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.016
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.232
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.028
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
-
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0
Access to improved sanitation facilities
-
Ecosystem Services
0.417
Projected change of biome distribution
0.612
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.259
Ecological footprint
0
Protected biome
0.161
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.470
Human Habitat
0.464
Projected change of warm periods
0.546
Projected change of flood hazard
0.439
Urban concentration
0.861
Age dependency ratio
0.266
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.332
Paved roads
0.340
Infrastructure
0.235
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.096
Dependency on imported energy
0.157
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.521
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.201
Methodology

ND-GAIN Country Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN Country Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (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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