Country Rankings

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

Table values show latest scores for 2013

Rank Country Income group Trend Score
1
Australia
Upper
0.187
2
Canada
Upper
0.200
3
United Kingdom
Upper
0.203
4
Norway
Upper
0.204
5
New Zealand
Upper
0.218
6
Russian Federation
Upper middle
0.219
7
United States
Upper
0.221
8
Iceland
Upper
0.223
9
France
Upper
0.235
10
Finland
Upper
0.237
11
Sweden
Upper
0.238
12
Switzerland
Upper
0.240
13
Germany
Upper
0.242
14
Denmark
Upper
0.243
15
Spain
Upper
0.251
16
Luxembourg
Upper
0.254
17
Austria
Upper
0.259
18
Czech Republic
Upper
0.260
19
Ireland
Upper
0.262
20
Slovenia
Upper
0.264
21
Barbados
Upper
0.270
22
Poland
Upper
0.272
23
Brazil
Upper middle
0.274
23
Chile
Upper middle
0.274
23
Cyprus
Upper
0.274
23
Italy
Upper
0.274
27
Japan
Upper
0.280
28
China
Upper middle
0.282
29
Seychelles
Upper middle
0.288
30
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
0.295
31
Malaysia
Upper middle
0.296
32
Greece
Upper
0.297
32
Republic of Korea
Upper
0.297
34
United Arab Emirates
Upper
0.298
34
Estonia
Upper
0.298
34
Qatar
Upper
0.298
37
Slovakia
Upper
0.299
38
Venezuela
Upper middle
0.302
39
Bulgaria
Upper middle
0.303
40
Singapore
Upper
0.304
41
Turkey
Upper middle
0.305
42
Colombia
Upper middle
0.309
42
Hungary
Upper
0.309
44
Argentina
Upper middle
0.312
45
Croatia
Upper
0.314
45
Portugal
Upper
0.314
47
Mexico
Upper middle
0.315
47
Oman
Upper
0.315
49
Netherlands
Upper
0.317
50
Ukraine
Lower middle
0.318
51
South Africa
Upper middle
0.320
52
Uruguay
Upper middle
0.321
53
Belarus
Upper middle
0.323
53
Iran
Upper middle
0.323
55
Antigua and Barbuda
Upper middle
0.324
56
Bahamas
Upper
0.325
56
Israel
Upper
0.325
56
Lithuania
Upper middle
0.325
59
Belgium
Upper
0.328
59
Suriname
Upper middle
0.328
61
Paraguay
Lower middle
0.329
62
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
0.335
63
Saudi Arabia
Upper
0.336
64
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Upper middle
0.337
65
Costa Rica
Upper middle
0.341
66
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper
0.346
67
Saint Lucia
Upper middle
0.348
67
Macedonia
Upper middle
0.348
69
Algeria
Upper middle
0.349
70
Thailand
Upper middle
0.350
71
Peru
Upper middle
0.351
72
Panama
Upper middle
0.352
73
Kyrgyzstan
Low
0.355
74
Ecuador
Upper middle
0.356
75
Egypt
Lower middle
0.357
76
Mongolia
Lower middle
0.358
77
Malta
Upper
0.360
78
Tunisia
Upper middle
0.361
79
Bolivia
Lower middle
0.362
80
Bahrain
Upper
0.365
81
Brunei Darussalam
Upper
0.368
82
Cuba
Upper middle
0.371
82
Serbia
Upper middle
0.371
84
Dominica
Upper middle
0.374
84
Romania
Upper middle
0.374
86
Gabon
Upper middle
0.375
87
Indonesia
Lower middle
0.376
87
Sri Lanka
Lower middle
0.376
89
Mauritius
Upper middle
0.378
90
Armenia
Lower middle
0.381
91
Grenada
Upper middle
0.382
91
Morocco
Lower middle
0.382
93
Latvia
Upper middle
0.385
94
Jamaica
Upper middle
0.389
95
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
0.390
95
Philippines
Lower middle
0.390
97
Equatorial Guinea
Upper
0.392
98
Libya
Upper middle
0.393
99
Nicaragua
Lower middle
0.394
100
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Upper
0.395
101
Jordan
Upper middle
0.397
102
Tajikistan
Low
0.398
103
Belize
Lower middle
0.399
103
Kuwait
Upper
0.399
103
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
0.399
106
Georgia
Lower middle
0.401
107
Fiji
Lower middle
0.405
108
Lebanon
Upper middle
0.406
109
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
0.407
110
Botswana
Upper middle
0.410
111
Albania
Lower middle
0.412
111
Moldova
Lower middle
0.412
111
Pakistan
Lower middle
0.412
111
St Vincent & Grenadines
Upper middle
0.412
115
India
Lower middle
0.414
115
Syria
Lower middle
0.414
117
Viet Nam
Lower middle
0.415
118
El Salvador
Lower middle
0.416
119
Guatemala
Lower middle
0.417
120
Honduras
Lower middle
0.418
121
Cape Verde
Lower middle
0.422
122
Montenegro
Upper middle
0.428
122
Zimbabwe
Low
0.428
124
Iraq
Lower middle
0.431
125
Cameroon
Lower middle
0.432
126
Ghana
Lower middle
0.440
127
Namibia
Upper middle
0.446
128
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea
Low
0.457
129
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
0.458
130
Nigeria
Lower middle
0.460
131
Nepal
Low
0.462
132
Comoros
Low
0.466
133
Tonga
Lower middle
0.467
134
Myanmar
Low
0.469
135
Guyana
Lower middle
0.474
136
Zambia
Lower middle
0.475
137
Bhutan
Lower middle
0.476
138
Côte d'Ivoire
Lower middle
0.486
138
Cambodia
Low
0.486
140
Angola
Upper middle
0.490
141
Tanzania
Low
0.493
142
Senegal
Lower middle
0.499
143
Bangladesh
Low
0.501
144
Laos
Lower middle
0.504
145
Mozambique
Low
0.507
146
Congo
Lower middle
0.514
146
Ethiopia
Low
0.514
148
Kenya
Low
0.516
149
Central African Rep.
Low
0.519
150
Malawi
Low
0.520
151
Haiti
Low
0.521
152
Guinea
Low
0.523
153
Lesotho
Lower middle
0.524
154
Togo
Low
0.525
155
Djibouti
Lower middle
0.528
156
Vanuatu
Lower middle
0.529
157
Timor-Leste
Lower middle
0.530
158
Swaziland
Lower middle
0.534
159
Guinea-Bissau
Low
0.540
160
Madagascar
Low
0.542
161
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Low
0.544
162
Burkina Faso
Low
0.546
163
Gambia
Low
0.550
163
Mauritania
Low
0.550
163
Yemen
Lower middle
0.550
166
Uganda
Low
0.554
167
Benin
Low
0.557
168
Rwanda
Low
0.563
169
Papua New Guinea
Lower middle
0.570
170
Sudan
Lower middle
0.578
171
Afghanistan
Low
0.580
171
Sierra Leone
Low
0.580
173
Eritrea
Low
0.587
174
Mali
Low
0.588
175
Liberia
Low
0.600
176
Chad
Low
0.605
177
Niger
Low
0.607
178
Burundi
Low
0.623
179
Solomon Islands
Lower middle
0.632
180
Somalia
Low
0.673
 
Monaco*
Upper
-
 
Micronesia*
Lower middle
-
 
Kiribati*
Lower middle
-
 
Liechtenstein*
Upper
-
 
San Marino*
Upper
-
 
Tuvalu*
Upper middle
-
 
Maldives*
Upper middle
-
 
Samoa*
Lower middle
-
 
Palau*
Upper middle
-
 
Andorra*
Upper
-
 
Marshall Islands*
Lower middle
-
 
Nauru*
Low
-
* 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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