Republic of Korea

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 34,386.57 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 50,617,045 HDI (2015): 0.90
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 15
Score: 73.9
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.312
Readiness 0.791

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of The Republic of Korea places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but The Republic of Korea is well positioned to adapt. The Republic of Korea is the 32nd least vulnerable country and the 9th 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
0.312
Food
0.333
Projected change of cereal yields
0.808
Projected population change
0.226
Food import dependency
0.718
Rural population
0.189
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
0.060
Water
0.310
Projected change of annual runoff
0.273
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.714
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.417
Water dependency ratio
0.096
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.053
Health
0.103
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0.413
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0
Ecosystem Services
0.554
Projected change of biome distribution
0.729
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.884
Natural capital dependency
0.019
Ecological footprint
0.142
Protected biome
0.551
Engagement in international environmental conventions
1.000
Human Habitat
0.297
Projected change of warm periods
0.429
Projected change of flood hazard
0.720
Urban concentration
0.135
Age dependency ratio
0
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.302
Paved roads
0.198
Infrastructure
0.272
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.013
Dependency on imported energy
0.818
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.126
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.238
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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