Portugal

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 26,690.06 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 10,348,648 HDI (2015): 0.83
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 26
Score: 67.5
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.327
Readiness 0.677

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Portugal places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Portugal is well positioned to adapt. Portugal is the 39th least vulnerable country and the 25th 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
31
31
30
28
27
27
27
27
27
34
33
32
31
30
28
28
27
26
27
27
26
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.327
Food
0.442
Projected change of cereal yields
0.742
Projected population change
0.097
Food import dependency
0.781
Rural population
0.394
Agriculture capacity
0.198
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.536
Projected change of annual runoff
0.787
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.829
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.118
Water dependency ratio
0.703
Dam capacity
0.780
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.051
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
0
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0.161
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.004
Ecosystem Services
0.379
Projected change of biome distribution
0.612
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.025
Ecological footprint
0.331
Protected biome
0
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.308
Human Habitat
0.273
Projected change of warm periods
0.186
Projected change of flood hazard
0.300
Urban concentration
0.333
Age dependency ratio
0.270
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.407
Paved roads
0.141
Infrastructure
0.280
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.506
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.005
Dependency on imported energy
0.733
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.150
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.288
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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