Canada

GDP (PPP) per capita (2020): 46,572.14 Int. Dollar Population (2020): 38,037,204 HDI (2020): 0.93
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 14
Score: 67.5
Vulnerability 0.301
Readiness 0.652

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Canada places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Canada is well positioned to adapt. Canada is the 174th most vulnerable country and the 19th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

Year 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Ranking
11
11
11
10
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
12
11
11
11
14
13
14
16
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 2001 to 2020 Score
Vulnerability
0.301
Food
0.241
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.197
Food import dependency
0.143
Rural population
0.199
Agriculture capacity
0.904
Child malnutrition
0
Water
0.203
Projected change of annual runoff
0.827
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.352
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.010
Water dependency ratio
0.018
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
0.010
Health
0.222
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
0
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0.485
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.160
Ecosystem Services
0.390
Projected change of biome distribution
0.671
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.094
Ecological footprint
0
Protected biome
0.201
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.377
Human Habitat
0.519
Projected change of warm periods
0.062
Projected change of flood hazard
0.816
Urban concentration
0.801
Age dependency ratio
0.510
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.321
Paved roads
0.606
Infrastructure
0.230
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.428
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.161
Dependency on imported energy
0.437
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.128
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.226