Pakistan 65th most vulnerable country to face climate change

Pakistan is the 65th most vulnerable country in 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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Also see some other indices:

Pakistan world’s 43rd largest economy by GDP: World Bank

91% Pakistanis have access to drinking water: Unicef/WHO

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Pakistan is world’s 9th least peaceful country: 2014 GPI

Pakistan 10th most fragile country

Pakistan 3rd least safe country in Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15

Pakistan #106 in Good Country Index

ND-Gain also ranks Pakistan on Readiness indicators: economic, governance, social readiness. Scores below:

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VIDEO: American President Obama on climate change

According to ND-Gain Index, the top five countries are:

1 Finland

2 New Zealand

3 Norway

4 Sweden

5 Denmark

According to ND-Gain Index, the bottom five countries are:

180 Chad

179 Congo

178 Eritrea

177 Central African Republic

176 Niger

ND-GAIN Index Country Rankings

Below is another great infographic put together by Eco Experts UK based on data from the ND-Gain Index:

climate change country index

See also: Everything else we reported on Pakistan and its future (links below)


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Pakistan is enjoying a rare period of optimism: The Economist

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Pakistan is listed among countries highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change


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