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
Australia
Upper
0.243
2
France
Upper
0.252
3
Slovenia
Upper
0.255
4
Switzerland
Upper
0.258
5
United States
Upper
0.260
6
Austria
Upper
0.264
7
Spain
Upper
0.268
8
Czech Republic
Upper
0.269
9
Bulgaria
Upper middle
0.271
9
Finland
Upper
0.271
11
Germany
Upper
0.274
12
Italy
Upper
0.279
13
Luxembourg
Upper
0.281
14
Bahamas
Upper
0.285
15
United Kingdom
Upper
0.286
16
Croatia
Upper
0.287
17
New Zealand
Upper
0.289
18
Russian Federation
Upper middle
0.294
19
Canada
Upper
0.295
20
Norway
Upper
0.297
21
Cyprus
Upper
0.299
22
Monaco
Upper
0.300
23
Greece
Upper
0.303
24
Brazil
Upper middle
0.305
25
Turkey
Upper middle
0.306
26
Iceland
Upper
0.307
27
Hungary
Upper
0.309
27
Slovakia
Upper
0.309
29
Macedonia
Upper middle
0.311
29
Ukraine
Lower middle
0.311
29
Venezuela
Upper middle
0.311
32
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
0.312
32
Portugal
Upper
0.312
34
Poland
Upper
0.313
35
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Upper middle
0.316
36
China
Upper middle
0.318
37
Sweden
Upper
0.319
38
Serbia
Upper middle
0.320
39
Denmark
Upper
0.324
40
Albania
Lower middle
0.327
41
United Arab Emirates
Upper
0.328
41
Ireland
Upper
0.328
43
Belarus
Upper middle
0.330
44
Chile
Upper middle
0.331
44
Japan
Upper
0.331
44
Mexico
Upper middle
0.331
44
Qatar
Upper
0.331
48
Israel
Upper
0.333
48
Uruguay
Upper middle
0.333
50
Republic of Korea
Upper
0.334
51
Argentina
Upper middle
0.336
51
Iran
Upper middle
0.336
53
Montenegro
Upper middle
0.337
54
Estonia
Upper
0.338
55
Suriname
Upper middle
0.339
55
South Africa
Upper middle
0.339
57
Colombia
Upper middle
0.340
58
Lithuania
Upper middle
0.341
58
Paraguay
Lower middle
0.341
60
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper
0.343
61
Algeria
Upper middle
0.345
62
Armenia
Lower middle
0.346
62
Barbados
Upper
0.346
64
Malta
Upper
0.348
65
Malaysia
Upper middle
0.350
66
Costa Rica
Upper middle
0.351
67
Egypt
Lower middle
0.353
67
Georgia
Lower middle
0.353
69
Saint Lucia
Upper middle
0.354
70
Netherlands
Upper
0.355
70
Oman
Upper
0.355
72
Romania
Upper middle
0.356
72
Thailand
Upper middle
0.356
74
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
0.358
75
Belgium
Upper
0.360
76
Kyrgyzstan
Low
0.361
76
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
0.361
78
Morocco
Lower middle
0.362
79
Tunisia
Upper middle
0.365
80
Panama
Upper middle
0.367
81
Moldova
Lower middle
0.369
82
Saudi Arabia
Upper
0.370
83
Belize
Lower middle
0.371
84
Brunei Darussalam
Upper
0.372
85
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
0.373
86
Mauritius
Upper middle
0.376
87
Latvia
Upper middle
0.381
88
Jordan
Upper middle
0.384
88
Mongolia
Lower middle
0.384
90
Cuba
Upper middle
0.385
91
Ecuador
Upper middle
0.387
92
Peru
Upper middle
0.391
93
Libya
Upper middle
0.393
94
Tajikistan
Low
0.396
95
Lebanon
Upper middle
0.397
96
Dominica
Upper middle
0.398
97
Singapore
Upper
0.401
98
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
0.404
99
Bolivia
Lower middle
0.405
100
Grenada
Upper middle
0.407
101
Kuwait
Upper
0.409
102
Bahrain
Upper
0.411
103
Nicaragua
Lower middle
0.414
104
El Salvador
Lower middle
0.418
105
Seychelles
Upper middle
0.420
105
Syria
Lower middle
0.420
107
Guatemala
Lower middle
0.421
108
Botswana
Upper middle
0.422
108
Gabon
Upper middle
0.422
108
Sri Lanka
Lower middle
0.422
111
Viet Nam
Lower middle
0.423
112
St Vincent & Grenadines
Upper middle
0.424
113
Equatorial Guinea
Upper
0.425
114
Jamaica
Upper middle
0.429
115
Honduras
Lower middle
0.430
116
Philippines
Lower middle
0.433
117
Indonesia
Lower middle
0.434
118
Namibia
Upper middle
0.438
118
Pakistan
Lower middle
0.438
120
Antigua and Barbuda
Upper middle
0.441
121
Iraq
Lower middle
0.443
122
Bhutan
Lower middle
0.447
123
India
Lower middle
0.448
124
Zimbabwe
Low
0.451
125
Guyana
Lower middle
0.454
126
Ghana
Lower middle
0.456
127
Cape Verde
Lower middle
0.457
128
Cameroon
Lower middle
0.466
128
Fiji
Lower middle
0.466
130
Zambia
Lower middle
0.468
131
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea
Low
0.469
132
Nepal
Low
0.472
133
Côte d'Ivoire
Lower middle
0.473
133
Myanmar
Low
0.473
135
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
0.474
136
Nigeria
Lower middle
0.484
137
Laos
Lower middle
0.488
138
Djibouti
Lower middle
0.490
139
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Upper
0.493
140
Cambodia
Low
0.496
141
Malawi
Low
0.499
142
Bangladesh
Low
0.500
143
Angola
Upper middle
0.502
144
Lesotho
Lower middle
0.504
145
Swaziland
Lower middle
0.509
146
Gambia
Low
0.515
146
Samoa
Lower middle
0.515
148
Mozambique
Low
0.516
148
Senegal
Lower middle
0.516
150
Haiti
Low
0.521
151
Guinea
Low
0.522
152
Tonga
Lower middle
0.525
153
Central African Rep.
Low
0.526
153
Tanzania
Low
0.526
155
Comoros
Low
0.530
156
Togo
Low
0.532
157
Congo
Lower middle
0.539
158
Uganda
Low
0.541
159
Burkina Faso
Low
0.545
160
Timor-Leste
Lower middle
0.547
161
Mauritania
Low
0.554
162
Kenya
Low
0.560
162
Rwanda
Low
0.560
164
Maldives
Upper middle
0.562
165
Sierra Leone
Low
0.563
166
Guinea-Bissau
Low
0.564
167
Ethiopia
Low
0.565
167
Madagascar
Low
0.565
169
Benin
Low
0.568
170
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Low
0.577
171
Vanuatu
Lower middle
0.580
172
Yemen
Lower middle
0.581
173
Sudan
Lower middle
0.589
174
Afghanistan
Low
0.591
174
Burundi
Low
0.591
176
Mali
Low
0.596
177
Papua New Guinea
Lower middle
0.597
178
Eritrea
Low
0.599
179
Liberia
Low
0.615
180
Chad
Low
0.620
181
Niger
Low
0.643
182
Somalia
Low
0.697
183
Solomon Islands
Lower middle
0.698
 
Nauru*
Low
-
 
Marshall Islands*
Lower middle
-
 
Tuvalu*
Upper middle
-
 
Micronesia*
Lower middle
-
 
Liechtenstein*
Upper
-
 
Kiribati*
Lower middle
-
 
Andorra*
Upper
-
 
Palau*
Upper 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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