Country Rankings

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

Table values show latest scores for 2013

Rank Country Income group Trend Score
1
Norway
Upper
0.237
2
United Kingdom
Upper
0.243
2
Russian Federation
Upper middle
0.243
4
Canada
Upper
0.246
5
Australia
Upper
0.248
6
Germany
Upper
0.256
7
Switzerland
Upper
0.266
8
New Zealand
Upper
0.267
9
Finland
Upper
0.268
10
United States
Upper
0.269
11
Sweden
Upper
0.271
12
Iceland
Upper
0.272
13
Czech Republic
Upper
0.273
13
Monaco
Upper
0.273
15
Denmark
Upper
0.277
16
France
Upper
0.279
17
Luxembourg
Upper
0.281
18
Cyprus
Upper
0.291
19
Austria
Upper
0.294
20
Poland
Upper
0.296
21
Slovenia
Upper
0.302
22
Spain
Upper
0.306
23
Chile
Upper middle
0.317
24
Estonia
Upper
0.319
25
Ireland
Upper
0.321
26
Bulgaria
Upper middle
0.325
26
Belarus
Upper middle
0.325
28
Italy
Upper
0.326
29
Brazil
Upper middle
0.328
30
China
Upper middle
0.332
30
Lithuania
Upper middle
0.332
32
Slovakia
Upper
0.333
33
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
0.334
33
Saint Lucia
Upper middle
0.334
35
Japan
Upper
0.335
36
Ukraine
Lower middle
0.339
37
Turkey
Upper middle
0.340
38
Netherlands
Upper
0.341
39
Croatia
Upper
0.342
40
Greece
Upper
0.345
41
Republic of Korea
Upper
0.346
42
Venezuela
Upper middle
0.351
43
Hungary
Upper
0.352
44
Belgium
Upper
0.354
45
Kyrgyzstan
Low
0.355
46
Uruguay
Upper middle
0.356
47
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Upper middle
0.357
48
Malta
Upper
0.358
49
Mexico
Upper middle
0.361
50
Portugal
Upper
0.363
51
Colombia
Upper middle
0.364
52
Argentina
Upper middle
0.365
53
Macedonia
Upper middle
0.367
54
Israel
Upper
0.373
55
Paraguay
Lower middle
0.374
56
Latvia
Upper middle
0.376
57
Malaysia
Upper middle
0.381
58
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper
0.383
59
Serbia
Upper middle
0.387
60
Costa Rica
Upper middle
0.388
60
Iran
Upper middle
0.388
60
Seychelles
Upper middle
0.388
63
Thailand
Upper middle
0.389
64
Romania
Upper middle
0.390
64
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
0.390
66
Armenia
Lower middle
0.393
66
South Africa
Upper middle
0.393
68
United Arab Emirates
Upper
0.395
69
Dominica
Upper middle
0.398
69
Tajikistan
Low
0.398
71
Qatar
Upper
0.399
72
Suriname
Upper middle
0.403
73
Panama
Upper middle
0.404
74
Singapore
Upper
0.405
75
Montenegro
Upper middle
0.406
76
Mongolia
Lower middle
0.407
77
Georgia
Lower middle
0.409
78
Albania
Lower middle
0.414
78
Cuba
Upper middle
0.414
78
Ecuador
Upper middle
0.414
78
Peru
Upper middle
0.414
82
Algeria
Upper middle
0.415
82
Tunisia
Upper middle
0.415
84
Egypt
Lower middle
0.416
84
Mauritius
Upper middle
0.416
86
Moldova
Lower middle
0.418
87
Sri Lanka
Lower middle
0.423
87
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
0.423
89
Grenada
Upper middle
0.425
90
Oman
Upper
0.426
91
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
0.429
91
Morocco
Lower middle
0.429
91
Saudi Arabia
Upper
0.429
94
Bolivia
Lower middle
0.433
95
Philippines
Lower middle
0.434
96
Lebanon
Upper middle
0.440
97
Jordan
Upper middle
0.445
97
Nicaragua
Lower middle
0.445
99
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
0.447
100
Indonesia
Lower middle
0.450
101
Libya
Upper middle
0.452
102
Bahamas
Upper
0.454
102
Belize
Lower middle
0.454
102
Viet Nam
Lower middle
0.454
105
Gabon
Upper middle
0.455
106
Barbados
Upper
0.456
106
El Salvador
Lower middle
0.456
108
Brunei Darussalam
Upper
0.459
109
Bahrain
Upper
0.460
109
Syria
Lower middle
0.460
111
Guatemala
Lower middle
0.462
112
Pakistan
Lower middle
0.467
113
India
Lower middle
0.468
114
Honduras
Lower middle
0.469
115
Jamaica
Upper middle
0.474
115
Kuwait
Upper
0.474
117
Equatorial Guinea
Upper
0.480
118
Bhutan
Lower middle
0.482
119
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Upper
0.484
119
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea
Low
0.484
121
Botswana
Upper middle
0.491
121
St Vincent & Grenadines
Upper middle
0.491
121
Zimbabwe
Low
0.491
124
Maldives
Upper middle
0.492
125
Cameroon
Lower middle
0.493
125
Iraq
Lower middle
0.493
127
Ghana
Lower middle
0.496
128
Myanmar
Low
0.503
129
Nepal
Low
0.505
130
Cape Verde
Lower middle
0.507
131
Fiji
Lower middle
0.509
132
Côte d'Ivoire
Lower middle
0.511
132
Nigeria
Lower middle
0.511
134
Tonga
Lower middle
0.512
135
Laos
Lower middle
0.517
136
Guyana
Lower middle
0.518
136
Namibia
Upper middle
0.518
138
Antigua and Barbuda
Upper middle
0.521
138
Zambia
Lower middle
0.521
140
Samoa
Lower middle
0.535
141
Cambodia
Low
0.536
142
Bangladesh
Low
0.539
143
Angola
Upper middle
0.547
143
Senegal
Lower middle
0.547
143
Tanzania
Low
0.547
146
Burkina Faso
Low
0.548
147
Guinea
Low
0.549
148
Malawi
Low
0.550
149
Djibouti
Lower middle
0.556
150
Mozambique
Low
0.559
150
Vanuatu
Lower middle
0.559
152
Ethiopia
Low
0.561
152
Kenya
Low
0.561
154
Lesotho
Lower middle
0.562
155
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
0.563
155
Swaziland
Lower middle
0.563
157
Central African Rep.
Low
0.564
158
Haiti
Low
0.570
158
Uganda
Low
0.570
160
Comoros
Low
0.571
161
Congo
Lower middle
0.577
162
Togo
Low
0.582
163
Madagascar
Low
0.585
164
Timor-Leste
Lower middle
0.586
165
Rwanda
Low
0.593
166
Sierra Leone
Low
0.597
167
Mali
Low
0.606
167
Niger
Low
0.606
169
Afghanistan
Low
0.607
169
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Low
0.607
171
Liberia
Low
0.610
172
Benin
Low
0.612
173
Guinea-Bissau
Low
0.613
174
Mauritania
Low
0.627
175
Chad
Low
0.631
176
Gambia
Low
0.632
177
Sudan
Lower middle
0.638
178
Papua New Guinea
Lower middle
0.640
179
Yemen
Lower middle
0.642
180
Eritrea
Low
0.644
181
Burundi
Low
0.645
182
Solomon Islands
Lower middle
0.673
183
Somalia
Low
0.687
 
Tuvalu*
Upper middle
-
 
Palau*
Upper middle
-
 
Liechtenstein*
Upper
-
 
Marshall Islands*
Lower middle
-
 
Nauru*
Low
-
 
Kiribati*
Lower middle
-
 
Andorra*
Upper
-
 
Micronesia*
Lower middle
-
 
San Marino*
Upper
-
* Data unavailable to determine country ranking.

Vulnerability

A country's ND-GAIN index score is composed of a Vulnerability score and a Readiness score. Vulnerability measures a country's exposure, sensitivity and ability to adapt to the negative impact of climate change. ND-GAIN measures the overall vulnerability by considering vulnerability in six life-supporting sectors – food, water, health, ecosystem service, human habitat and infrastructure.

Methodology

World wide ranking by Vulnerability, lower scores (green) are better.

Adjust for GDP
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