Belgium

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 50,366.68 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 11,422,068 HDI (2018): 0.92
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 25
Score: 62.5
Vulnerability 0.360
Readiness 0.611

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Belgium places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Belgium is well positioned to adapt. Belgium is the 35th least vulnerable country and the 26th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.360
Food
0.201
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.148
Food import dependency
0.139
Rural population
0.022
Agriculture capacity
0.897
Child malnutrition
0
Water
0.375
Projected change of annual runoff
0.151
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.292
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.460
Water dependency ratio
0.344
Dam capacity
0.997
Access to reliable drinking water
0.005
Health
0.262
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.030
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.658
Dependency on external resource for health services
-
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0.591
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.030
Ecosystem Services
0.313
Projected change of biome distribution
0.553
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.334
Natural capital dependency
0.018
Ecological footprint
0.494
Protected biome
0.267
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.211
Human Habitat
0.478
Projected change of warm periods
0.082
Projected change of flood hazard
0.766
Urban concentration
0.978
Age dependency ratio
0.559
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.262
Paved roads
0.220
Infrastructure
0.529
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.439
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.630
Dependency on imported energy
0.936
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.642
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
-