Chubb announced that it is partnering with The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest conservation organization, to work together in Miami to reduce the risk from storm impacts and rising sea levels on the vulnerable coastline.
The collaboration, funded by a $1 million grant from the Chubb Charitable Foundation, includes a restoration and resilience project in Miami-Dade County to demonstrate the flood protection benefits of nature-based solutions. The project will serve as a model that can be replicated in other coastal cities in the U.S. and globally.
More than a dozen potential locations in Miami-Dade County have been identified in which natural and hybrid infrastructure could increase resilience to storms and rising sea levels. At the chosen site, methods to promote resilience through nature-based solutions may include the restoration of mangroves, creation of protective berms along the coastline, planting of native vegetation, removal of invasive species and the installation of artificial reefs.