Switzerland

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 68,095.78 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 8,516,543 HDI (2018): 0.95
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 6
Score: 72.2
Vulnerability 0.270
Readiness 0.714

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Switzerland places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Switzerland is well positioned to adapt. Switzerland is the 2nd least vulnerable country and the 15th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

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Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.270
Food
0.242
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.191
Food import dependency
0.086
Rural population
0.282
Agriculture capacity
0.891
Child malnutrition
0
Water
0.285
Projected change of annual runoff
0.195
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.263
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.053
Water dependency ratio
0.245
Dam capacity
0.905
Access to reliable drinking water
0.048
Health
0.180
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
0.389
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.005
Ecosystem Services
0.233
Projected change of biome distribution
0.647
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0
Natural capital dependency
0.026
Ecological footprint
0.387
Protected biome
0.176
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.162
Human Habitat
0.370
Projected change of warm periods
0.078
Projected change of flood hazard
0.670
Urban concentration
0.718
Age dependency ratio
0.501
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.251
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.308
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.662
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
-
Dependency on imported energy
0.840
Population living under 5m above sea level
0
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.038