Sweden

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 45,296.46 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 9,798,871 HDI (2015): 0.91
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 8
Score: 76.9
Trend:
down
Vulnerability 0.281
Readiness 0.819

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Sweden places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Sweden is well positioned to adapt. Sweden is the 19th least vulnerable country and the 6th 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
10
10
9
9
8
8
8
8
8
7
7
6
6
7
5
5
6
5
8
8
8
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.281
Food
0.248
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.338
Food import dependency
0.172
Rural population
0.153
Agriculture capacity
0.575
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.221
Projected change of annual runoff
0.388
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.623
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.015
Water dependency ratio
0.024
Dam capacity
0.279
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.025
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
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.009
Ecosystem Services
0.501
Projected change of biome distribution
0.800
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.044
Ecological footprint
0.741
Protected biome
0.320
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.097
Human Habitat
0.542
Projected change of warm periods
0.314
Projected change of flood hazard
0.725
Urban concentration
0.848
Age dependency ratio
0.364
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.227
Paved roads
0.774
Infrastructure
0.150
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.222
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.006
Dependency on imported energy
0.293
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.155
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.226
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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