Andrea Staccione is a PhD candidate in “Science and Management of Climate Change” at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. She graduated in Environmental Science (2017) at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, attending the “Joint International Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development” programme and spending a period at Leipzig University (Germany). She developed her Master thesis about the analysis of financial instruments for underpinning accidental environmental risk and damage, as part of a Visiting Scholar period at FEEM. Since June 2017 she is part of RAAS (Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies) Division at CMCC. Her research interests refer to nature-based solutions, green infrastructures and ecosystem services as climate change adaptation strategies. Her PhD project is meant to analyse green infrastructure networks potential for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.