Norway

GDP (PPP) per capita (2014): 64,020.45 Int. Dollar Population (2014): 5,136,475 HDI (2014): 0.94
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 2
Score: 81.5
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.223
Readiness 0.852

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Norway places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Norway is well positioned to adapt. Norway is the 2nd least vulnerable country and the 4th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Indicator 1995 to 2014 Score
Vulnerability
0.223
Food
0.244
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.410
Food import dependency
0.415
Rural population
0.213
Agriculture capacity
0.179
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.178
Projected change of annual runoff
0.389
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.631
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.007
Water dependency ratio
0.038
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.032
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
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Slum population
0
Medical staff
0
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.017
Ecosystem Services
0.370
Projected change of biome distribution
0.765
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.026
Ecological footprint
0.016
Protected biome
0.237
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.178
Human Habitat
0.400
Projected change of warm periods
0.317
Projected change of flood hazard
0.656
Urban concentration
0.787
Age dependency ratio
0.241
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.202
Paved roads
0.195
Infrastructure
0.112
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.098
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.387
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.188
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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