Norway

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 64,450.54 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 5,195,921 HDI (2015): 0.94
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 2
Score: 80.6
Trend:
same
Vulnerability 0.231
Readiness 0.844

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 4th least vulnerable country and the 4th 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
0.231
Food
0.241
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.400
Food import dependency
0.417
Rural population
0.210
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
0.008
Water dependency ratio
0.039
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.033
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
-
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.023
Ecosystem Services
0.472
Projected change of biome distribution
0.765
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.022
Ecological footprint
0.728
Protected biome
0.138
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.178
Human Habitat
0.401
Projected change of warm periods
0.317
Projected change of flood hazard
0.656
Urban concentration
0.787
Age dependency ratio
0.249
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.202
Paved roads
0.195
Infrastructure
0.059
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.008
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.160
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 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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