New Zealand

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 34,762.35 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 4,595,700 HDI (2015): 0.91
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 2
Score: 80.6
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.272
Readiness 0.885

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 15th 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 2015
Ranking
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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.272
Food
0.246
Projected change of cereal yields
0.338
Projected population change
0.374
Food import dependency
0.334
Rural population
0.148
Agriculture capacity
0.037
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.191
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
0.269
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
0.537
Projected change of biome distribution
0.612
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.216
Ecological footprint
0.824
Protected biome
0.100
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.470
Human Habitat
0.466
Projected change of warm periods
0.546
Projected change of flood hazard
0.439
Urban concentration
0.861
Age dependency ratio
0.279
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.332
Paved roads
0.341
Infrastructure
0.165
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.008
Dependency on imported energy
0.170
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.176
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 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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