The H2020 NAIAD Project has focused on the potential that nature-based solutions and green infrastructure offer for future proof investment for climate change adaptation, as a way to increase the resilience at both territorial and city scale to floods and droughts. This increased resilience is built on the bundle of avoided damages and co-benefits that nature can provide. We will present the concept of a Natural Assurance Schemes (NAS) that cities and regions can develop, by sharing a range of NAS tools and methods: an extended cost benefit analysis, a business model canvas for natural assurance schemes and a financing framework for water security, which are all part of the NAS Methodological Assessment frame.
We will share the results of their application to nine demos located across Europe spanning different scales: from large scale like the Thames basin (UK), the Lower Danube (Rumania) or the Medina aquifer (Spain), to middle scale like the Lez, Brague (France) and Glinščica (Slovenia) catchments, to city scale of Copenhagen (Denmark), Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Lodz (Poland). Finally, we will share the experience of the first NBS Dragons Den and NBS Pitches, which we held with our demos, private and public investors in our recent meeting in Copenhagen (Jan 2020), and the lessons learnt to make bankable projects.
More on the NAIAD website.