Pakistan 65th most vulnerable country to face climate change
The effects of climate change will be more severe than we thought: Compared with 1990s levels, as many as four times as many people will be exposed to extreme rains and the number of people who experience drought will most likely triple.
– New York Times on the report of British medical journal The Lancet via Business Insider.
Notre Dame Global Adaptation (ND-Gain) Index has recently released its 2015 annual ranking of countries which are most vulnerable to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It provides data on 180 countries.
According to ND-Gain, with a score of 45.5, Pakistan is the 65th most vulnerable country (vulnerability score: 0.438) and the 45th least ready country (readiness score: 0.349) to meet climate change challenges. Snapshot above.
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Below is the sector-wise Vulnerability score of each indicator in: food, water, health, ecosystem services, human habitat, infrastructure.
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Pakistan world’s 43rd largest economy by GDP: World Bank
91% Pakistanis have access to drinking water: Unicef/WHO
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ND-Gain also ranks Pakistan on Readiness indicators: economic, governance, social readiness. Scores below:
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According to ND-Gain Index, the top five countries are:
2 New Zealand
According to ND-Gain Index, the bottom five countries are:
177 Central African Republic
Below is another great infographic put together by Eco Experts UK based on data from the ND-Gain Index:
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