MVP Sustainability Map



Sustainability Grade




Sustainable Population

72.0 %

Contraception Use


Species Threatened

0.29 %

Population Growth

$ 61,063

GDP Per Capita

Country Comments

Denmark has the lowest poverty rate of all the OECD countries and the lowest income inequality. With a high level of gender equality and most women working outside the home, Denmark has for over 40 years experienced below replacement fertility. However its population still gradually grows primarily from immigration averaging over 15,000 immigrants a year.

Denmark has been on the forefront of the move to carbon neutrality for the past three decades and the country leads Europe in deriving almost half of its electricity needs from wind power. Due to a high level of consumption per citizen, even with a focus on clean energy, Denmark’s current population size uses more renewable resources than its country can support and is unsustainable.