NATURANCE – Nature for insurance, and insurance for nature

NATURANCE is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme. It will examine technical, financial and operational feasibility and performance of solutions that are built upon and combine disaster risk financing & investments with nature-based solutions. 

42 months da 01/10/2022 a 31/03/2026
Funded by
  • European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme

Coordinating organization
  • CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager

General aims

General objectives
NATURANCE will stimulate dialogues, knowledge sharing and mutual learning across different areas of policy and practice. The project’s ambition is not only to produce a comprehensive and collaborative assessment of nature-based insurance and investment solutions from societal and business perspective: it’s ultimate goal is to encourage adoption of jointly elaborated principles, performance metrics and recommended approaches to analysis and design, in accordance with EU framework for sustainable finance. The project will Establish a ‘Network of existing networks’ by connecting existing major knowledge networks and fostering cross-domain knowledge sharing and collaborative marketplace for innovative nature-based insurance & in-vestment solutions. Initiate and organise innovation finance and policy labs seeking to assess existing and explore new areas for insurance & investment solutions and revenue models supporting NbS. Analyse policy and governance conditions that are conducive to or hamper adoption of sustainable and equitable innovative green insurance and investment solutions for NbS and identify examples of inspirational practice and policy reforms unlocking their business potential and scaling up their deployment. Analyse models, methods, scenarios and metrics used for assessing risk-reduction performance of NbS, as well as their wider societal benefits, and contribute to a better integration of ecosystem and economic risk modelling. Build awareness and capabilities for green financial innovations, so to creating conditions for inclusive and transformative change in regions embarked in the Mission on climate adaptation & societal transformation.

CMCC role
CMCC is the project coordinator and leader of the Workpackages on “Impact – exploitation, dissemination, communication & engagement” (WP5) and “Coordination and management” (WP6)..

  • IIASA - Internationales Institut fuer Angewandte Systemanalyse
  • KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (SME)
  • Stichting VU, Netherlands
  • SU - Stockholms Universitet, Sweden
  • WTW - Willis Towers Watson GMBH, Germany
  • london school of economics and political science (LSE)
  • CAM - The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, UK

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