Trinidad & Tobago

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 30,677.16 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 1,360,088 HDI (2015): 0.77
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 78
Score: 55.1
Trend:
same
Vulnerability 0.339
Readiness 0.441

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Trinidad & Tobago places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Trinidad & Tobago is well positioned to adapt. Trinidad & Tobago is the 49th least vulnerable country and the 83rd least 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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78
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.339
Food
0.578
Projected change of cereal yields
0.946
Projected population change
0.190
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.987
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
0.347
Water
0.422
Projected change of annual runoff
0.378
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.967
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.088
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.990
Access to reliable drinking water
0.107
Health
0.232
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.303
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.006
Slum population
0.255
Medical staff
0.611
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.104
Ecosystem Services
0.254
Projected change of biome distribution
0.400
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.317
Natural capital dependency
0.012
Ecological footprint
0.046
Protected biome
0.010
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.737
Human Habitat
0.386
Projected change of warm periods
0.964
Projected change of flood hazard
0
Urban concentration
-
Age dependency ratio
0.087
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
-
Paved roads
0.494
Infrastructure
0.164
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.022
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.121
Electricity access
0.002
Disaster preparedness
0.400
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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