Insurance Europe has written to the European Commission to voice certain if its concerns regarding the Green Paper on natural catastrophes which the Commission is expected to publish early next year. The key concern expressed is that a ‘one size fits all’ EU scheme to address the issue of insuring natural catastrophe risk would not be appropriate, as there are a number of factors (the nature and extent of which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction) which would impact on this issue. According to Insurance Europe, these factors would include (a) differences in local risk exposures (and the degree of public awareness of same) and (b) the extent to which governmental assistance is available locally when natural disasters occur. Insurance Europe urges the Commission to consider how the insurability of natural catastrophe risks could be improved, e.g. by greater accessibility to Member State risk data and the promotion of disaster prevention/management measures.