Study Reveals How Prepared Countries Are For Climate Change

Study Reveals How Prepared Countries Are For Climate Change

 

The almost two-decade Notre Dame project indexes various factors to assess risk and readiness

To the average layperson, the possible effects of climate change can seem both frightening and unpredictable. A long-standing research project, however, is tracking how countries are interacting with their environs, and gives a good idea of what results each country can expect.

The ND-GAIN Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), has been compiled and released since 1995 is order to show which countries are best (or worst) prepared to handle changes brought on by overcrowding, resource-constraints, climate disruption, and other complex forces. Beyond simply providing global data in this area, the ND-GAIN’s mission is to “enhance the world’s understanding of the importance of adaptation and facilitate public and private investments in vulnerable communities,” the group’s website explains.