United Arab Emirates

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 66,102.19 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 9,156,963 HDI (2015): 0.83
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 44
Score: 62.0
Trend:
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Vulnerability 0.364
Readiness 0.603

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of United Arab Emirates places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but United Arab Emirates is well positioned to adapt. United Arab Emirates is the 63rd least vulnerable country and the 36th 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
76
75
75
75
75
67
62
61
63
61
54
49
50
55
51
59
54
50
48
44
44
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.364
Food
0.504
Projected change of cereal yields
0.739
Projected population change
0.529
Food import dependency
1.000
Rural population
0.156
Agriculture capacity
0.099
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.668
Projected change of annual runoff
1.000
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
1.000
Fresh water withdrawal rate
1.000
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.999
Access to reliable drinking water
0.009
Health
0.177
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.212
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.112
Dependency on external resource for health services
0
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.533
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.029
Ecosystem Services
0.355
Projected change of biome distribution
0.553
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.308
Natural capital dependency
0.015
Ecological footprint
-
Protected biome
0.018
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.883
Human Habitat
0.258
Projected change of warm periods
0.698
Projected change of flood hazard
0.213
Urban concentration
0.313
Age dependency ratio
0
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.324
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.222
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.030
Dependency on imported energy
0
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.613
Electricity access
0.028
Disaster preparedness
-
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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