United Arab Emirates

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 74,942.72 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 9,630,959 HDI (2018): 0.87
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 28
Score: 61.3
Vulnerability 0.374
Readiness 0.600

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of United Arab Emirates places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but United Arab Emirates is well positioned to adapt. United Arab Emirates is the 44th least vulnerable country and the 29th 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
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33
31
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29
28
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.374
Food
0.357
Projected change of cereal yields
0.758
Projected population change
0.284
Food import dependency
0.127
Rural population
0.145
Agriculture capacity
0.472
Child malnutrition
-
Water
0.400
Projected change of annual runoff
0
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0
Fresh water withdrawal rate
1.000
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
0.998
Access to reliable drinking water
-
Health
0.337
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0.212
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.658
Dependency on external resource for health services
0
Slum population
-
Medical staff
0.775
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.038
Ecosystem Services
0.472
Projected change of biome distribution
0.553
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.308
Natural capital dependency
0.017
Ecological footprint
0.657
Protected biome
0.412
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.883
Human Habitat
0.330
Projected change of warm periods
0.286
Projected change of flood hazard
0.534
Urban concentration
0.855
Age dependency ratio
0.052
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.251
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.351
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.437
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.377
Dependency on imported energy
0.092
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.850
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
-