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
Luxembourg
Upper
0.129
2
Denmark
Upper
0.145
3
Germany
Upper
0.150
3
Poland
Upper
0.150
5
France
Upper
0.151
6
Switzerland
Upper
0.156
7
Norway
Upper
0.162
8
United Kingdom
Upper
0.165
9
Czech Republic
Upper
0.168
10
Slovenia
Upper
0.171
11
Monaco
Upper
0.188
11
Slovakia
Upper
0.188
13
Finland
Upper
0.189
14
Netherlands
Upper
0.191
15
Ireland
Upper
0.194
16
Austria
Upper
0.195
17
United States
Upper
0.199
18
Belgium
Upper
0.205
18
Sweden
Upper
0.205
20
Croatia
Upper
0.207
21
Hungary
Upper
0.211
22
Italy
Upper
0.212
23
Spain
Upper
0.214
24
Bulgaria
Upper middle
0.223
25
Cyprus
Upper
0.227
26
Belarus
Upper middle
0.230
27
Canada
Upper
0.234
28
Iceland
Upper
0.236
29
Australia
Upper
0.239
30
Greece
Upper
0.246
31
Romania
Upper middle
0.251
32
Estonia
Upper
0.253
33
Portugal
Upper
0.255
34
Israel
Upper
0.256
34
Malta
Upper
0.256
36
Lithuania
Upper middle
0.257
37
New Zealand
Upper
0.259
38
Argentina
Upper middle
0.262
38
Ukraine
Lower middle
0.262
40
Latvia
Upper middle
0.263
41
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Upper middle
0.272
42
Uruguay
Upper middle
0.274
43
Turkey
Upper middle
0.277
44
Chile
Upper middle
0.282
45
Egypt
Lower middle
0.284
45
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
0.284
47
Venezuela
Upper middle
0.285
48
Iran
Upper middle
0.287
49
Russian Federation
Upper middle
0.289
50
Japan
Upper
0.290
50
Mexico
Upper middle
0.290
52
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
0.293
52
Belize
Lower middle
0.293
52
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
0.293
55
Qatar
Upper
0.294
56
Brazil
Upper middle
0.296
57
Armenia
Lower middle
0.297
58
United Arab Emirates
Upper
0.298
58
Colombia
Upper middle
0.298
60
Brunei Darussalam
Upper
0.302
60
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper
0.302
62
China
Upper middle
0.303
62
Macedonia
Upper middle
0.303
64
Georgia
Lower middle
0.304
64
Jordan
Upper middle
0.304
64
Saint Lucia
Upper middle
0.304
64
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
0.304
68
Suriname
Upper middle
0.306
69
Thailand
Upper middle
0.308
70
Malaysia
Upper middle
0.310
71
Ecuador
Upper middle
0.316
72
Tunisia
Upper middle
0.317
73
Kuwait
Upper
0.321
73
Oman
Upper
0.321
75
Moldova
Lower middle
0.323
76
Algeria
Upper middle
0.332
76
Sri Lanka
Lower middle
0.332
78
Albania
Lower middle
0.333
79
Serbia
Upper middle
0.334
80
Indonesia
Lower middle
0.335
81
Bahrain
Upper
0.339
81
Mauritius
Upper middle
0.339
81
Panama
Upper middle
0.339
84
Saudi Arabia
Upper
0.341
85
Costa Rica
Upper middle
0.343
86
Paraguay
Lower middle
0.345
87
Republic of Korea
Upper
0.347
88
Bahamas
Upper
0.348
89
Cape Verde
Lower middle
0.349
89
Guatemala
Lower middle
0.349
89
Syria
Lower middle
0.349
92
Lebanon
Upper middle
0.350
93
Barbados
Upper
0.352
93
Singapore
Upper
0.352
95
Gabon
Upper middle
0.355
95
Grenada
Upper middle
0.355
95
Kyrgyzstan
Low
0.355
98
Jamaica
Upper middle
0.362
98
St Vincent & Grenadines
Upper middle
0.362
100
Libya
Upper middle
0.365
100
Morocco
Lower middle
0.365
102
South Africa
Upper middle
0.366
103
Peru
Upper middle
0.370
104
Seychelles
Upper middle
0.372
105
Nicaragua
Lower middle
0.376
106
Bolivia
Lower middle
0.378
107
Viet Nam
Lower middle
0.381
108
Philippines
Lower middle
0.382
109
El Salvador
Lower middle
0.384
110
Cuba
Upper middle
0.387
111
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Upper
0.397
112
Maldives
Upper middle
0.398
112
Tajikistan
Low
0.398
114
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
0.399
114
Mongolia
Lower middle
0.399
116
Dominica
Upper middle
0.401
116
Guyana
Lower middle
0.401
118
Honduras
Lower middle
0.402
119
Antigua and Barbuda
Upper middle
0.410
120
Swaziland
Lower middle
0.411
121
Samoa
Lower middle
0.415
122
Tonga
Lower middle
0.417
123
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea
Low
0.419
124
Botswana
Upper middle
0.421
125
Bhutan
Lower middle
0.422
125
Fiji
Lower middle
0.422
127
Equatorial Guinea
Upper
0.426
128
India
Lower middle
0.427
128
Namibia
Upper middle
0.427
130
Pakistan
Lower middle
0.430
131
Vanuatu
Lower middle
0.447
132
Iraq
Lower middle
0.450
133
Myanmar
Low
0.451
134
Djibouti
Lower middle
0.453
135
Comoros
Low
0.460
136
Mauritania
Low
0.465
137
Senegal
Lower middle
0.472
137
Zimbabwe
Low
0.472
139
Ghana
Lower middle
0.473
140
Cameroon
Lower middle
0.474
141
Nepal
Low
0.478
142
Lesotho
Lower middle
0.479
143
Laos
Lower middle
0.481
144
Micronesia
Lower middle
0.483
145
Congo
Lower middle
0.489
146
Malawi
Low
0.492
147
Bangladesh
Low
0.495
148
Eritrea
Low
0.496
148
Gambia
Low
0.496
150
Zambia
Lower middle
0.497
151
Cambodia
Low
0.500
152
Papua New Guinea
Lower middle
0.502
152
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
0.502
154
Côte d'Ivoire
Lower middle
0.503
154
Nigeria
Lower middle
0.503
156
Mozambique
Low
0.513
157
Angola
Upper middle
0.516
158
Benin
Low
0.517
159
Rwanda
Low
0.521
160
Uganda
Low
0.522
161
Sudan
Lower middle
0.527
161
Yemen
Lower middle
0.527
163
Niger
Low
0.529
164
Kenya
Low
0.530
165
Burkina Faso
Low
0.533
166
Guinea-Bissau
Low
0.535
166
Timor-Leste
Lower middle
0.535
168
Haiti
Low
0.536
168
Tanzania
Low
0.536
170
Madagascar
Low
0.539
171
Mali
Low
0.544
171
Solomon Islands
Lower middle
0.544
171
Chad
Low
0.544
174
Guinea
Low
0.545
175
Ethiopia
Low
0.547
176
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Low
0.572
177
Liberia
Low
0.574
178
Togo
Low
0.575
179
Central African Rep.
Low
0.579
180
Afghanistan
Low
0.583
181
Sierra Leone
Low
0.589
182
Burundi
Low
0.590
183
Somalia
Low
0.619
 
Marshall Islands*
Lower middle
-
 
San Marino*
Upper
-
 
Liechtenstein*
Upper
-
 
Kiribati*
Lower middle
-
 
Tuvalu*
Upper middle
-
 
Montenegro*
Upper middle
-
 
Andorra*
Upper
-
 
Nauru*
Low
-
 
Palau*
Upper middle
-
* 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 cope with climate related hazards, as well as accounting for the overall status of food, water, health and infrastructure within the nation.

Methodology

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

Adjust for GDP
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