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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 decision-support tool for tracking climate vulnerability and readiness in major cities around the world. Based on evolving climate vulnerability and adaptation research, GUCA informs action and investment in urban areas.

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U.S. Urban Adaptation Assessment

The Urban Adaptation Assessment (UAA) is 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.

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Adaptation Briefs

ND-GAIN’s Adaptation Briefs aim to highlight in-country progress toward building adaptive capacity, with a focus on policy or investment strategies.

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