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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.

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Urban Infrastructure Insurance Facility

Supporting Latin American and Caribbean cities cope with natural disasters.

About 70 percent of Latin American and Caribbean cities are at high risk of experiencing natural disasters that can critically affect residents and infrastructure. UIIF supports them to better protect their critical infrastructure and residents most vulnerable to the impacts of such disasters.


Up to ten selected cities undergo a risk assessment of their key assets and areas, which informs and tailors insurance coverage products to their specific needs. These products transfer their natural disaster risks to a cumulative portfolio (risk pool) that leverages economies of scale and risks sharing between insurers and reinsurers, thus reducing the premium costs for cities.

Following damaging natural disasters, cities benefit from rapid access to the financial resources of the risk pool to rebuild critical infrastructures and help the residents identified as most vulnerable cope with the impacts.

Benefits for participating cities

  • Facilitated access to climate finance thanks to better risk management
  • More affordable insurance coverage than cities could acquire on their own
  • Climate-disaster risk transferred to the private sector
  • Balance sheets are relieved from directly covering losses after natural disasters
  • More owned resources to rebuild critical infrastructure and support the most vulnerable residents
  • Legal and technical support
  • Greater understanding of the risks to critical infrastructure and residents who are more vulnerable to climate impacts
  • Opportunity of establishing long-lasting relationships with financial institutions and banks
  • Reputation as urban insurance pioneer in Latin America and the Caribbean

Goals in numbers


cities from Latin American and Caribbean cities, forming a diverse risk pool


millions of covered poor and vulnerable populations


million EUR worth of insurance products, as combined insurance policies from insured cities

More on the project


UIIF is financed by KfW Development Bank on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.

Contact us

For more information, contact uiif@iclei.org.

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