Financing of Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure
B Capital Partners together with Swiss Re contributed to the report "Financing of Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure", by CEDA, IADC, and Vital Ports. The report explains how private capital can accelerate the green transition in marine and freshwater infrastructure.
The report "Financing of Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure: A joint study to explore financing of green coastal, river and port projects", developed by the Central Dredging Association (CEDA), the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) and Vital Ports, with contributions from Swiss Re and B Capital Partners was presented at the Sustainable Development Impact Summit organised by the World Economic Forum. Against the backdrop of climate change, energy transition and loss of biodiversity, together with the fact that there are limited public budgets, means there is a bigger role available for private capital to play in bridging the infrastructure funding gap. The report is based on the findings of the mutual working group, which discusses nine case studies. The main conclusion is that sustainable waterborne infrastructure solutions are available, have been tested and are economically viable. Private capital could help to accelerate the uptake of such solutions. The report is an important first step realising this. The report will be presented to the dredging community at the virtual CEDA Dredging Days 2021, on 29 September.