Ireland

GDP (PPP) per capita (2019): 89,683.64 Int. Dollar Population (2019): 4,941,444 HDI (2019): 0.95
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 21
Score: 64.2
Vulnerability 0.315
Readiness 0.600

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Ireland places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Ireland is well positioned to adapt. Ireland is the 18th least vulnerable country and the 25th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Ranking
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21
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 2000 to 2019 Score
Vulnerability
0.315
Food
0.174
Projected change of cereal yields
-
Projected population change
0.177
Food import dependency
0.154
Rural population
0.394
Agriculture capacity
0.144
Child malnutrition
0
Water
0.346
Projected change of annual runoff
0.723
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.301
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.013
Water dependency ratio
0.058
Dam capacity
0.955
Access to reliable drinking water
0.028
Health
0.265
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
0.719
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.182
Ecosystem Services
0.348
Projected change of biome distribution
0.541
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.711
Natural capital dependency
0.038
Ecological footprint
0.279
Protected biome
0.180
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.340
Human Habitat
0.407
Projected change of warm periods
0.113
Projected change of flood hazard
0.737
Urban concentration
0.606
Age dependency ratio
0.547
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.438
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.351
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.424
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.104
Dependency on imported energy
0.954
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.276
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
-