Country Rankings

Rank countries by ND-GAIN Index, Vulnerability and Readiness.

Table values show latest scores for 2012

Rank Country Income group Trend Score
1
Denmark
Upper
83.5
2
Switzerland
Upper
83.1
3
Norway
Upper
81.3
4
Finland
Upper
80.8
5
Australia
Upper
80.0
5
Netherlands
Upper
80.0
7
Ireland
Upper
79.8
8
United Kingdom
Upper
79.7
8
Luxembourg
Upper
79.7
8
Sweden
Upper
79.7
11
Germany
Upper
79.3
12
New Zealand
Upper
79.2
13
United States
Upper
79.0
14
Austria
Upper
78.9
15
Czech Republic
Upper
78.8
16
Poland
Upper
78.4
17
Canada
Upper
78.1
18
France
Upper
77.7
19
Belgium
Upper
77.6
20
Iceland
Upper
77.5
21
Slovenia
Upper
76.9
22
Slovakia
Upper
76.7
23
Spain
Upper
76.1
24
Romania
Upper middle
75.7
25
Chile
Upper middle
75.3
25
Estonia
Upper
75.3
27
Hungary
Upper
74.8
28
Lithuania
Upper middle
74.4
29
Cyprus
Upper
74.2
30
Italy
Upper
73.1
30
Singapore
Upper
73.1
32
Uruguay
Upper middle
73.0
33
Japan
Upper
72.7
34
Portugal
Upper
72.5
35
Bulgaria
Upper middle
72.4
36
Croatia
Upper
72.2
37
Malta
Upper
71.9
38
Latvia
Upper middle
71.6
39
Israel
Upper
70.4
40
Greece
Upper
70.2
41
Barbados
Upper
69.6
42
Mauritius
Upper middle
69.2
43
United Arab Emirates
Upper
69.1
44
Republic of Korea
Upper
68.9
45
Saint Lucia
Upper middle
68.3
46
Armenia
Lower middle
67.2
47
St Vincent & Grenadines
Upper middle
67.0
48
Qatar
Upper
66.8
49
Turkey
Upper middle
66.7
50
Costa Rica
Upper middle
66.5
50
Macedonia
Upper middle
66.5
52
Georgia
Lower middle
66.1
52
Malaysia
Upper middle
66.1
54
Argentina
Upper middle
65.9
54
Bahamas
Upper
65.9
56
Jordan
Upper middle
65.8
57
Colombia
Upper middle
65.6
58
Oman
Upper
65.2
59
Mexico
Upper middle
64.9
60
Bahrain
Upper
64.7
60
Panama
Upper middle
64.7
62
Albania
Lower middle
64.4
62
Belarus
Upper middle
64.4
64
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Upper middle
64.3
64
Dominica
Upper middle
64.3
66
Thailand
Upper middle
64.2
67
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
64.1
68
Brazil
Upper middle
64.0
69
Ukraine
Lower middle
63.9
70
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper
63.8
71
Belize
Lower middle
63.7
72
Cape Verde
Lower middle
63.5
73
Kuwait
Upper
63.4
74
Serbia
Upper middle
63.2
75
South Africa
Upper middle
62.9
76
Peru
Upper middle
62.8
77
Russian Federation
Upper middle
62.6
78
Jamaica
Upper middle
62.5
79
Tunisia
Upper middle
62.2
80
Mongolia
Lower middle
61.9
81
Moldova
Lower middle
61.8
82
Botswana
Upper middle
61.2
82
Paraguay
Lower middle
61.2
84
El Salvador
Lower middle
61.0
85
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
60.7
85
Egypt
Lower middle
60.7
85
Saudi Arabia
Upper
60.7
85
Suriname
Upper middle
60.7
89
Lebanon
Upper middle
60.5
90
Sri Lanka
Lower middle
60.3
91
Indonesia
Lower middle
59.3
92
Guatemala
Lower middle
59.1
92
Kyrgyzstan
Low
59.1
94
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
58.8
95
Ecuador
Upper middle
58.4
95
Morocco
Lower middle
58.4
97
Fiji
Lower middle
58.3
98
China
Upper middle
58.2
99
Seychelles
Upper middle
58.0
100
Iran
Upper middle
57.9
101
Gabon
Upper middle
57.7
101
Venezuela
Upper middle
57.7
103
Namibia
Upper middle
57.6
104
Samoa
Lower middle
57.5
105
Philippines
Lower middle
57.4
106
Algeria
Upper middle
56.7
106
Nicaragua
Lower middle
56.7
108
Vanuatu
Lower middle
56.6
109
Tonga
Lower middle
56.4
110
Bolivia
Lower middle
56.3
111
Honduras
Lower middle
56.2
112
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
55.9
112
Viet Nam
Lower middle
55.9
114
Guyana
Lower middle
54.9
115
Ghana
Lower middle
54.7
116
Maldives
Upper middle
54.4
117
Bhutan
Lower middle
54.3
118
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
54.2
119
Swaziland
Lower middle
53.5
120
India
Lower middle
53.4
121
Tajikistan
Low
53.3
122
Syria
Lower middle
52.6
123
Libya
Upper middle
52.1
124
Micronesia
Lower middle
51.8
125
Cuba
Upper middle
51.1
126
Senegal
Lower middle
50.9
127
Benin
Low
50.8
128
Zambia
Lower middle
50.6
129
Gambia
Low
50.5
130
Rwanda
Low
49.9
131
Djibouti
Lower middle
49.6
132
Pakistan
Lower middle
49.4
133
Cambodia
Low
49.3
134
Lesotho
Lower middle
49.0
134
Mauritania
Low
49.0
136
Malawi
Low
48.7
137
Mozambique
Low
48.6
137
Uganda
Low
48.6
139
Laos
Lower middle
48.5
140
Tanzania
Low
48.3
141
Burkina Faso
Low
48.2
142
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
48.1
143
Cameroon
Lower middle
47.9
144
Comoros
Low
47.5
145
Bangladesh
Low
47.3
146
Equatorial Guinea
Upper
47.1
146
Madagascar
Low
47.1
146
Mali
Low
47.1
149
Côte d'Ivoire
Lower middle
46.8
149
Papua New Guinea
Lower middle
46.8
151
Congo
Lower middle
46.5
152
Nepal
Low
46.4
153
Kenya
Low
46.3
154
Nigeria
Lower middle
46.0
155
Timor-Leste
Lower middle
45.9
156
Niger
Low
45.7
157
Solomon Islands
Lower middle
45.6
158
Haiti
Low
44.9
159
Angola
Upper middle
44.0
160
Yemen
Lower middle
43.9
161
Guinea-Bissau
Low
43.7
161
Liberia
Low
43.7
163
Guinea
Low
42.9
163
Myanmar
Low
42.9
165
Sierra Leone
Low
42.4
165
Togo
Low
42.4
167
Ethiopia
Low
41.3
168
Iraq
Lower middle
41.1
169
Sudan
Lower middle
40.6
170
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Low
40.2
171
Zimbabwe
Low
40.1
172
Chad
Low
39.9
173
Eritrea
Low
39.8
174
Central African Rep.
Low
39.6
175
Burundi
Low
38.7
176
Afghanistan
Low
36.0
177
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea
Low
34.3
 
Grenada*
Upper middle
-
 
Montenegro*
Upper middle
-
 
Marshall Islands*
Lower middle
-
 
Monaco*
Upper
-
 
Somalia*
Low
-
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis*
Upper
-
 
Kiribati*
Lower middle
-
 
Nauru*
Low
-
 
Palau*
Upper middle
-
 
Tuvalu*
Upper middle
-
 
Brunei Darussalam*
Upper
-
 
San Marino*
Upper
-
 
Antigua and Barbuda*
Upper middle
-
 
Andorra*
Upper
-
 
Liechtenstein*
Upper
-
* Data unavailable to determine country ranking.

ND-GAIN Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead.

Methodology

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