What authors and partners say:
“Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure is the collection of waterborne works at coastlines, estuaries, rivers, canals and in port areas. In general, such works provide flood protection or enable port development, urban development and navigability of waterways. In other cases these works serve to protect or restore nature and recreational areas”, says Arjan Hijdra, Managing Director of Vital Ports and one of authors to the report. “Both the Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure sector and the Financial sector seek to scale up their green portfolio and it is quite obvious that synergy can be found in cooperation. However, both sectors are mutually unfamiliar with each other’s environment which hinders to capture this synergy right away. We believe that this dedicated report could help further engagement between these two sectors.”
"Our mission is to make the world more resilient. We believe that the insurance industry can play a major role in supporting sustainable marine and freshwater infrastructure to encourage more innovative projects and enable private investments" said Christian Wertli, Head Infrastructure Solutions at Swiss Re.
“Private capital requires standard, stable legal frameworks to ensure appropriate risk allocation and a safety net for proper business conduct. All of this is urgent, since more coastal protections are needed, due to rising sea levels because of climate change,” said Paolo Alemanni, Managing Partner at B Capital Partners.