Poland

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 24,835.90 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 37,999,494 HDI (2015): 0.84
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 22
Score: 70.6
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.258
Readiness 0.670

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Poland places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Poland is well positioned to adapt. Poland is the 10th least vulnerable country and the 26th 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
29
28
27
27
27
30
31
31
33
29
28
29
28
27
26
26
25
23
22
22
22
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.258
Food
0.154
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.110
Food import dependency
0.088
Rural population
0.425
Agriculture capacity
0.146
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.443
Projected change of annual runoff
0.582
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.709
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.190
Water dependency ratio
0.158
Dam capacity
0.985
Access to reliable drinking water
0.037
Health
0.088
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.061
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.007
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0.312
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.034
Ecosystem Services
0.318
Projected change of biome distribution
0.718
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.412
Natural capital dependency
0.104
Ecological footprint
0.331
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.344
Human Habitat
0.341
Projected change of warm periods
0.170
Projected change of flood hazard
0.630
Urban concentration
0.348
Age dependency ratio
0.098
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.479
Paved roads
0.323
Infrastructure
0.206
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.441
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.008
Dependency on imported energy
0.274
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.072
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.438
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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