What is the essence of a nature-positive economy? How can we shift from an extractive paradigm to one that focuses on preserving natural resources and restoring damaged ecosystems? The advantages of not only recognizing nature as value in our economic and social systems but also drawing inspiration from its innovative solutions for innovation are endless. Investing in nature at all strategic levels, including planning, funding, research and incentives can accelerate the impact of private investments on sustainable development.
Join the interactive session organized by the projects Invest4Nature and NATURANCE in the context of the European Urban Resilience Forum to learn more about how cities and regions can prioritize a nature-positive economy through innovative financing. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss drawbacks and benefits with distinguished experts in the field.
NATURANCE is a coordination and supporting action project funded under the Horizon Europe. The project will examine the feasibility and performance of combining disaster risk financing & investments with nature-based solutions through the creation of nature-based insurance & investment solutions (NBIS). The project aims to organise innovation finance and policy labs, analyse policy and governance conditions, assess risk-reduction performance of NBIS, and build awareness and capabilities for green financial innovations. The project’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.
Invest4Nature is an EU-funded Research and Innovation project that contributes to the creation of a market for nature-based solutions (NBS). Over the course of 4 years, 15 European partners from research, industry and the public sector join forces to develop a better understanding of the economic and financial performance of nature-based solutions and to promote investments in the measures. This serves as a basis for the development of a market to enable a broad deployment of nature-based solutions. (Source: invest4nature.eu)