Breaking the deadlock!


The 1-day conference Financing Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure, held on 9 February 2023 in Dubai, was designed for professionals in the fast changing world of finance, dredging or related sectors. All participants recognised the importance of sustainable projects. Investors have green-labelled funds, governments have a green taxonomy in place and contractors are continually developing nature-based solutions. However, parties face difficulties in bringing it all together in executing projects. How then can parties break the deadlock in the funding of sustainable projects? This was the overarching question at the conference.


Who needs to do what and what is needed to break this deadlock.  During the event different obstacles experienced by stakeholders were recognised. The final result of the day was a prioritised list of activities to break down these obstacles.


We made a short video with highlights of the event.