Country Rankings

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

Scores for 2014

Rank Country Income group Trend Score
1
United Kingdom
Upper
0.222
2
Norway
Upper
0.223
3
Germany
Upper
0.230
4
Canada
Upper
0.238
5
Russian Federation
Upper middle
0.239
6
Switzerland
Upper
0.242
7
Australia
Upper
0.245
8
Czech Republic
Upper
0.251
8
United States
Upper
0.251
10
Poland
Upper
0.260
11
Denmark
Upper
0.261
12
France
Upper
0.263
13
New Zealand
Upper
0.264
14
Finland
Upper
0.270
14
Sweden
Upper
0.270
16
Luxembourg
Upper
0.277
17
Iceland
Upper
0.279
18
Austria
Upper
0.282
19
Spain
Upper
0.284
20
Slovenia
Upper
0.287
21
Cyprus
Upper
0.290
22
Ireland
Upper
0.295
23
Italy
Upper
0.298
24
Chile
Upper middle
0.310
24
Netherlands
Upper
0.310
26
Japan
Upper
0.311
27
Belarus
Upper middle
0.312
28
Belgium
Upper
0.313
29
Slovakia
Upper
0.314
30
China
Upper middle
0.317
31
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
0.320
31
Republic of Korea
Upper
0.320
33
Greece
Upper
0.321
34
Bulgaria
Upper middle
0.322
35
Estonia
Upper
0.323
36
Ukraine
Lower middle
0.328
37
Singapore
Upper
0.331
38
Lithuania
Upper middle
0.332
38
Turkey
Upper middle
0.332
40
Brazil
Upper middle
0.341
41
Croatia
Upper
0.344
41
Malaysia
Upper middle
0.344
43
Portugal
Upper
0.347
43
Venezuela
Upper middle
0.347
45
Israel
Upper
0.348
45
Mexico
Upper middle
0.348
47
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Upper middle
0.349
47
Hungary
Upper
0.349
47
Saint Lucia
Upper middle
0.349
47
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper
0.349
51
Macedonia
Upper middle
0.352
52
Malta
Upper
0.356
52
Uruguay
Upper middle
0.356
54
Kyrgyzstan
Low
0.361
55
United Arab Emirates
Upper
0.364
55
Serbia
Upper middle
0.364
57
Paraguay
Lower middle
0.368
58
Dominica
Upper middle
0.369
59
Argentina
Upper middle
0.370
60
Costa Rica
Upper middle
0.371
61
Latvia
Upper middle
0.373
62
Qatar
Upper
0.374
63
Colombia
Upper middle
0.375
64
Seychelles
Upper middle
0.378
65
Suriname
Upper middle
0.379
66
Iran
Upper middle
0.380
66
Romania
Upper middle
0.380
68
Thailand
Upper middle
0.384
69
Armenia
Lower middle
0.385
70
Montenegro
Upper middle
0.386
71
South Africa
Upper middle
0.391
72
Saudi Arabia
Upper
0.395
72
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
0.395
74
Albania
Lower middle
0.396
74
Brunei Darussalam
Upper
0.396
76
Barbados
Upper
0.399
77
Panama
Upper middle
0.401
78
Tajikistan
Low
0.409
79
Mongolia
Lower middle
0.410
80
Georgia
Lower middle
0.411
81
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
0.412
81
Algeria
Upper middle
0.412
83
Egypt
Lower middle
0.415
83
Tunisia
Upper middle
0.415
85
Mauritius
Upper middle
0.417
86
Moldova
Lower middle
0.418
86
Peru
Upper middle
0.418
88
Ecuador
Upper middle
0.420
89
Indonesia
Lower middle
0.421
90
Cuba
Upper middle
0.424
90
Libya
Upper middle
0.424
92
Morocco
Lower middle
0.428
93
Kuwait
Upper
0.429
93
Oman
Upper
0.429
95
Lebanon
Upper middle
0.430
95
Philippines
Lower middle
0.430
97
Jamaica
Upper middle
0.435
98
Nicaragua
Lower middle
0.436
99
Sri Lanka
Lower middle
0.438
100
Bahamas
Upper
0.440
100
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
0.440
102
Bolivia
Lower middle
0.441
103
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
0.442
104
Jordan
Upper middle
0.443
105
Grenada
Upper middle
0.445
106
Viet Nam
Lower middle
0.446
107
St Vincent & Grenadines
Upper middle
0.447
108
El Salvador
Lower middle
0.448
109
Bahrain
Upper
0.449
110
Belize
Lower middle
0.453
111
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Upper
0.454
112
Gabon
Upper middle
0.455
113
Guatemala
Lower middle
0.463
114
Equatorial Guinea
Upper
0.464
115
Honduras
Lower middle
0.469
115
Pakistan
Lower middle
0.469
117
Syria
Lower middle
0.471
118
India
Lower middle
0.473
118
Maldives
Upper middle
0.473
120
Bhutan
Lower middle
0.476
120
Fiji
Lower middle
0.476
122
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea
Low
0.479
123
Botswana
Upper middle
0.483
124
Ghana
Lower middle
0.484
125
Iraq
Lower middle
0.486
126
Cameroon
Lower middle
0.493
127
Zimbabwe
Low
0.494
128
Nepal
Low
0.495
129
Cape Verde
Lower middle
0.497
129
Laos
Lower middle
0.497
131
Côte d'Ivoire
Lower middle
0.505
132
Nigeria
Lower middle
0.507
133
Myanmar
Low
0.510
134
Guyana
Lower middle
0.512
135
Samoa
Lower middle
0.513
136
Cambodia
Low
0.518
137
Antigua and Barbuda
Upper middle
0.524
138
Tonga
Lower middle
0.527
139
Zambia
Lower middle
0.531
140
Bangladesh
Low
0.534
141
Namibia
Upper middle
0.547
142
Malawi
Low
0.549
143
Tanzania
Low
0.550
144
Ethiopia
Low
0.553
145
Burkina Faso
Low
0.555
146
Senegal
Lower middle
0.556
147
Kenya
Low
0.557
147
Swaziland
Lower middle
0.557
149
Guinea
Low
0.560
150
Comoros
Low
0.561
150
Vanuatu
Lower middle
0.561
152
Mozambique
Low
0.566
153
Angola
Upper middle
0.567
154
Togo
Low
0.569
155
Lesotho
Lower middle
0.572
156
Uganda
Low
0.573
157
Djibouti
Lower middle
0.576
158
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
0.578
159
Congo
Lower middle
0.582
160
Haiti
Low
0.586
161
Central African Rep.
Low
0.592
162
Rwanda
Low
0.595
163
Benin
Low
0.597
164
Mali
Low
0.604
165
Madagascar
Low
0.606
166
Afghanistan
Low
0.607
167
Liberia
Low
0.609
167
Sierra Leone
Low
0.609
169
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Low
0.612
170
Guinea-Bissau
Low
0.620
171
Timor-Leste
Lower middle
0.621
172
Niger
Low
0.622
173
Gambia
Low
0.631
174
Solomon Islands
Lower middle
0.639
175
Chad
Low
0.642
176
Yemen
Lower middle
0.651
177
Mauritania
Low
0.652
178
Papua New Guinea
Lower middle
0.655
179
Burundi
Low
0.662
180
Sudan
Lower middle
0.664
181
Eritrea
Low
0.682
182
Somalia
Low
0.687
 
Liechtenstein*
Upper
-
 
Nauru*
Low
-
 
Kiribati*
Lower middle
-
 
Micronesia*
Lower middle
-
 
Palau*
Upper middle
-
 
Marshall Islands*
Lower middle
-
 
Tuvalu*
Upper middle
-
 
Andorra*
Upper
-
 
Monaco*
Upper
-
 
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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