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ND-GAIN Country Index Map

Country Index

The ND-GAIN Country Index is a measurement tool that helps governments, businesses and communities examine risks exacerbated by climate change, such as over-crowding, food insecurity, inadequate infrastructure, and civil conflicts. Free and open source, the Country Index uses 20 years of data across 45 indicators to rank over 180 countries annually based on their level of vulnerability, and their readiness to successfully implement adaptation solutions. 


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Global Urban Climate Assessment

The Global Urban Climate Assessment (GUCA) is a pilot decision-support tool by ND-GAIN aimed at tracking the progress of climate vulnerability and readiness in major cities around the world. Based on evolving climate vulnerability and adaptation research, GUCA will inform actions and investments in urban areas.



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U.S. Urban Adaptation Assessment

Responding to the need for increased city resilience and adaptation planning, ND-GAIN launched the Urban Adaptation Assessment, a measurement tool that assesses the climate risk and readiness of every city in the United States with a population over 100,000.  Stakeholders can explore a city's adaptability to climate hazards, including extreme heat, extreme cold, inland flooding, drought, and sea level rise, as well as the impact of social inequities.