Iceland

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 57,311.35 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 353,574 HDI (2018): 0.94
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 8
Score: 71.1
Vulnerability 0.327
Readiness 0.750

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Iceland places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Iceland is well positioned to adapt. Iceland is the 16th least vulnerable country and the 8th 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
15
15
13
10
10
10
10
7
7
7
7
8
7
7
7
8
7
9
12
8
12
12
12
8
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.327
Food
0.209
Projected change of cereal yields
-
Projected population change
0.177
Food import dependency
0.149
Rural population
0.067
Agriculture capacity
0.650
Child malnutrition
0
Water
0.200
Projected change of annual runoff
0.860
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.313
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.025
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.220
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
0.443
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.188
Ecosystem Services
0.492
Projected change of biome distribution
0.812
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.028
Ecological footprint
-
Protected biome
0.128
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.494
Human Habitat
0.544
Projected change of warm periods
0.067
Projected change of flood hazard
0.673
Urban concentration
0.933
Age dependency ratio
0.529
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.464
Paved roads
0.598
Infrastructure
0.298
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.119
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.221
Dependency on imported energy
0.717
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.434
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
-