United Kingdom

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 45,489.11 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 66,488,991 HDI (2018): 0.92
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 11
Score: 70.4
Vulnerability 0.303
Readiness 0.710

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of The United Kingdom places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but The United Kingdom is well positioned to adapt. The United Kingdom is the 8th least vulnerable country and the 16th 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
8
8
8
7
7
8
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
11
7
7
10
11
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.303
Food
0.198
Projected change of cereal yields
0
Projected population change
0.164
Food import dependency
0.107
Rural population
0.179
Agriculture capacity
0.741
Child malnutrition
0
Water
0.362
Projected change of annual runoff
0.790
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.310
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.076
Water dependency ratio
0.014
Dam capacity
0.981
Access to reliable drinking water
0
Health
0.233
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
0.686
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.023
Ecosystem Services
0.281
Projected change of biome distribution
0.565
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.546
Natural capital dependency
0.010
Ecological footprint
0.370
Protected biome
0.170
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.025
Human Habitat
0.414
Projected change of warm periods
0.114
Projected change of flood hazard
0.735
Urban concentration
0.821
Age dependency ratio
0.565
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.249
Paved roads
0
Infrastructure
0.329
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.442
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.324
Dependency on imported energy
0.791
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.305
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.113