Helping countries and cities counter the risks of a changing climate

Increasingly, people, governments and corporations must cope with the impact of climate extremes. The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) aims to help private and public sectors prioritize climate adaptation, ultimately lowering risk and enhancing readiness. With knowledge from ND-GAIN, leaders can gauge countries and cities based upon critical environmental, economic and social sectors.

Country Index

Country Index

Free and open source, the ND-GAIN Country Index uses two decades of data across 45 indicators to rank 181 countries annually based upon their vulnerability and their readiness to successfully adapt.
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Urban Adaptation

Urban Adaptation

ND-GAIN’s Urban Adaptation Assessment measures the climate risk and readiness of 278 U.S. cities. UAA climate hazards include flooding, extreme heat, extreme cold, drought, and sea-level rise.
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Work with Us

Work with Us

Adapting to climate extremes presents one of the greatest social and economic challenges of our time. If you’d like to engage ND-GAIN in our quest for solutions, we’d love to hear from you!
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Learn about Carolyn Yvellez's experience utilizing Big Data and GIS while working on the Urban Adaptation Assessment (UAA) as an ND-GAIN intern. Yvellez is senior at Notre Dame majoring in Political Science.
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Learn about Jorge Daura's experience securing climate hazard data while working on the Urban Adaptation Assessment (UAA) as an ND-GAIN intern. Daura is senior at Notre Dame majoring in Environmental Science.
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Latest data highlights small island countries as uniquely vulnerable

New data from the ND-GAIN shows small island countries are making great strides in preparedness for climate change, but also face considerable risks
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