Switzerland

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 55,111.98 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 8,286,976 HDI (2015): 0.93
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 9
Score: 76.7
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.254
Readiness 0.789

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Switzerland places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Switzerland is well positioned to adapt. Switzerland is the 7th least vulnerable country and the 10th 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
11
11
11
11
11
12
12
11
11
10
10
11
10
13
10
11
11
10
9
9
9
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.254
Food
0.267
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.356
Food import dependency
0.572
Rural population
0.281
Agriculture capacity
0.127
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.473
Projected change of annual runoff
0.805
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.737
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.037
Water dependency ratio
0.338
Dam capacity
0.921
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.024
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
0.001
Ecosystem Services
0.229
Projected change of biome distribution
0.647
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.023
Ecological footprint
0.180
Protected biome
0.361
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.162
Human Habitat
0.299
Projected change of warm periods
0.190
Projected change of flood hazard
0.442
Urban concentration
0.735
Age dependency ratio
0.190
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.239
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.234
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.662
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.470
Population living under 5m above sea level
0
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.038
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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