Vulnerability and Readiness Rankings on the Global Adaptation Index

By Rachel M. Gregg

Check out the Global Adaptation Index, which summarizes the vulnerability and readiness of countries around the world. The index considers exposure, sensitivity, and socioeconomic factors with relation to climate change.

The highest ranked on the index are Denmark, Switzerland, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The lowest ranked are Ethiopia, Chad, Burundi, Zimbabwe, and the Central African Republic. The United States, Canada, and most European countries are in the top 20.