China

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 18,210.09 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 1,392,730,000 HDI (2018): 0.76
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 61
Score: 53.7
Vulnerability 0.399
Readiness 0.473

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of China places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but China is well positioned to adapt. China is the 66th least vulnerable country and the 65th 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
Ranking
94
94
94
95
94
92
95
99
100
96
91
89
84
80
73
73
72
69
67
65
62
61
61
61
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.399
Food
0.362
Projected change of cereal yields
0.796
Projected population change
0.113
Food import dependency
0.096
Rural population
0.440
Agriculture capacity
0.651
Child malnutrition
0.073
Water
0.426
Projected change of annual runoff
0.666
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.296
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.298
Water dependency ratio
0.010
Dam capacity
0.861
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.364
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.091
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.658
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.001
Slum population
0.258
Medical staff
0.886
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.288
Ecosystem Services
0.514
Projected change of biome distribution
0.624
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.703
Natural capital dependency
0.341
Ecological footprint
0.337
Protected biome
0.469
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.611
Human Habitat
0.423
Projected change of warm periods
0.074
Projected change of flood hazard
0.836
Urban concentration
0.560
Age dependency ratio
0.382
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.321
Paved roads
0.366
Infrastructure
0.303
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.433
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.092
Dependency on imported energy
0.728
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.377
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.188