New Zealand

GDP (PPP) per capita (2019): 44,660.52 Int. Dollar Population (2019): 4,841,000 HDI (2019): 0.93
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 2
Score: 75.5
Vulnerability 0.279
Readiness 0.790

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of New Zealand places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but New Zealand is well positioned to adapt. New Zealand is the 4th least vulnerable country and the 2nd 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
Ranking
7
6
7
6
7
6
5
6
5
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
5
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 2000 to 2019 Score
Vulnerability
0.279
Food
0.151
Projected change of cereal yields
0.386
Projected population change
0.201
Food import dependency
0.175
Rural population
0.145
Agriculture capacity
0
Child malnutrition
0
Water
0.213
Projected change of annual runoff
0.851
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.287
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.025
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.114
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.129
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.658
Dependency on external resource for health services
0
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.117
Ecosystem Services
0.415
Projected change of biome distribution
0.612
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.246
Ecological footprint
0
Protected biome
0.161
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.470
Human Habitat
0.482
Projected change of warm periods
0.224
Projected change of flood hazard
0.668
Urban concentration
0.855
Age dependency ratio
0.546
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.259
Paved roads
0.341
Infrastructure
0.286
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.096
Dependency on imported energy
0.739
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.245
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.201