Country Rankings

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

Scores for 2015

Rank Country Income group Trend Score
1
United Kingdom
Upper
0.211
2
Germany
Upper
0.227
3
Denmark
Upper
0.230
4
Norway
Upper
0.231
5
United States
Upper
0.247
6
Russian Federation
Upper middle
0.251
7
Switzerland
Upper
0.254
8
Canada
Upper
0.256
9
France
Upper
0.257
10
Poland
Upper
0.258
11
Czech Republic
Upper
0.264
12
Spain
Upper
0.265
13
Australia
Upper
0.268
14
Iceland
Upper
0.269
15
New Zealand
Upper
0.272
16
Luxembourg
Upper
0.275
17
Ireland
Upper
0.276
18
Cyprus
Upper
0.279
19
Finland
Upper
0.281
19
Sweden
Upper
0.281
21
Italy
Upper
0.283
22
Japan
Upper
0.288
23
Belgium
Upper
0.289
24
Slovenia
Upper
0.294
25
Greece
Upper
0.297
26
Singapore
Upper
0.300
27
China
Upper middle
0.302
28
Austria
Upper
0.303
29
Malta
Upper
0.306
30
Netherlands
Upper
0.308
31
Belarus
Upper middle
0.311
32
Chile
Upper middle
0.312
32
Republic of Korea
Upper
0.312
34
Seychelles
Upper middle
0.318
35
Bulgaria
Upper middle
0.319
36
Ukraine
Lower middle
0.320
37
Dominica
Upper middle
0.322
38
Saint Lucia
Upper middle
0.325
39
Portugal
Upper
0.327
39
Slovakia
Upper
0.327
41
Qatar
Upper
0.330
41
Turkey
Upper middle
0.330
43
Croatia
Upper
0.332
44
Mexico
Upper middle
0.333
45
Estonia
Upper
0.335
45
Kazakhstan
Upper middle
0.335
45
Malaysia
Upper middle
0.335
48
Israel
Upper
0.338
49
Hungary
Upper
0.339
49
Trinidad & Tobago
Upper
0.339
51
Venezuela
Upper middle
0.340
52
Macedonia
Upper middle
0.341
53
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Upper middle
0.342
54
Lithuania
Upper middle
0.343
55
Brazil
Upper middle
0.346
56
Kyrgyzstan
Low
0.349
56
St Vincent & Grenadines
Upper middle
0.349
58
Barbados
Upper
0.354
59
Costa Rica
Upper middle
0.361
59
Romania
Upper middle
0.361
61
Thailand
Upper middle
0.362
62
Azerbaijan
Upper middle
0.363
63
United Arab Emirates
Upper
0.364
63
Iran
Upper middle
0.364
65
Uruguay
Upper middle
0.365
66
Colombia
Upper middle
0.366
67
Argentina
Upper middle
0.374
68
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Upper
0.379
69
Cuba
Upper middle
0.380
70
Latvia
Upper middle
0.381
71
Brunei Darussalam
Upper
0.382
71
Paraguay
Lower middle
0.382
73
Armenia
Lower middle
0.384
74
Georgia
Lower middle
0.385
74
Uzbekistan
Lower middle
0.385
76
Albania
Lower middle
0.386
77
Montenegro
Upper middle
0.387
78
South Africa
Upper middle
0.390
79
Serbia
Upper middle
0.391
79
Tajikistan
Low
0.391
81
Suriname
Upper middle
0.392
82
Morocco
Lower middle
0.393
83
Grenada
Upper middle
0.394
83
Mauritius
Upper middle
0.394
83
Panama
Upper middle
0.394
86
Philippines
Lower middle
0.396
87
Kuwait
Upper
0.397
88
Tunisia
Upper middle
0.398
89
Saudi Arabia
Upper
0.399
90
Viet Nam
Lower middle
0.401
91
Indonesia
Lower middle
0.402
92
Algeria
Upper middle
0.403
93
Ecuador
Upper middle
0.405
93
Moldova
Lower middle
0.405
95
Egypt
Lower middle
0.407
96
Peru
Upper middle
0.410
97
Libya
Upper middle
0.412
98
Jamaica
Upper middle
0.413
98
Sri Lanka
Lower middle
0.413
100
El Salvador
Lower middle
0.414
101
Lebanon
Upper middle
0.415
101
Nicaragua
Lower middle
0.415
103
Dominican Republic
Upper middle
0.420
104
Antigua and Barbuda
Upper middle
0.421
104
Bahamas
Upper
0.421
106
Bahrain
Upper
0.425
107
Jordan
Upper middle
0.426
108
Belize
Lower middle
0.432
109
Oman
Upper
0.434
110
Mongolia
Lower middle
0.442
110
Turkmenistan
Upper middle
0.442
112
Guatemala
Lower middle
0.446
112
Honduras
Lower middle
0.446
112
Tonga
Lower middle
0.446
115
Pakistan
Lower middle
0.453
116
India
Lower middle
0.454
117
Cape Verde
Lower middle
0.458
117
Equatorial Guinea
Upper
0.458
119
Bolivia
Lower middle
0.459
120
Dem. People's Rep. of Korea
Low
0.461
121
Gabon
Upper middle
0.462
122
Iraq
Lower middle
0.467
122
Syria
Lower middle
0.467
124
Ghana
Lower middle
0.472
125
Maldives
Upper middle
0.474
126
Fiji
Lower middle
0.477
127
Nigeria
Lower middle
0.480
128
Cameroon
Lower middle
0.484
129
Nepal
Low
0.486
130
Laos
Lower middle
0.489
131
Comoros
Low
0.495
131
Cambodia
Low
0.495
133
Myanmar
Low
0.498
134
Bhutan
Lower middle
0.499
134
Côte d'Ivoire
Lower middle
0.499
134
Samoa
Lower middle
0.499
137
Bangladesh
Low
0.506
138
Botswana
Upper middle
0.510
138
Guyana
Lower middle
0.510
140
Vanuatu
Lower middle
0.513
141
Zimbabwe
Low
0.515
142
Senegal
Lower middle
0.519
143
Guinea
Low
0.529
144
Malawi
Low
0.531
145
Kenya
Low
0.533
145
Sao Tome & Principe
Low
0.533
147
Ethiopia
Low
0.535
148
Zambia
Lower middle
0.538
149
Tanzania
Low
0.540
150
Namibia
Upper middle
0.548
151
Swaziland
Lower middle
0.551
152
Mozambique
Low
0.552
153
Haiti
Low
0.564
154
Togo
Low
0.565
155
Djibouti
Lower middle
0.566
156
Angola
Upper middle
0.567
157
Congo
Lower middle
0.568
158
Benin
Low
0.573
158
Sierra Leone
Low
0.573
160
Burkina Faso
Low
0.580
161
Gambia
Low
0.591
161
Madagascar
Low
0.591
161
Mali
Low
0.591
164
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Low
0.592
164
Solomon Islands
Lower middle
0.592
166
Timor-Leste
Lower middle
0.597
167
Guinea-Bissau
Low
0.603
168
Liberia
Low
0.605
169
Lesotho
Lower middle
0.608
170
Niger
Low
0.615
170
Rwanda
Low
0.615
172
Afghanistan
Low
0.634
173
Yemen
Lower middle
0.640
174
Uganda
Low
0.645
175
Mauritania
Low
0.648
176
Papua New Guinea
Lower middle
0.649
177
Sudan
Lower middle
0.657
178
Eritrea
Low
0.660
179
Central African Rep.
Low
0.677
180
Somalia
Low
0.680
181
Burundi
Low
0.690
182
Chad
Low
0.722
 
Monaco*
Upper
-
 
Marshall Islands*
Lower middle
-
 
Micronesia*
Lower middle
-
 
Liechtenstein*
Upper
-
 
San Marino*
Upper
-
 
Palau*
Upper middle
-
 
Kiribati*
Lower middle
-
 
Andorra*
Upper
-
 
Nauru*
Low
-
 
Tuvalu*
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 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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