Deploying private capital to accelerate the green transition

Green solutions in ports, waterways and coastal projects have increasingly become available thanks to many years of research and pioneering efforts in practice. These sustainable and/or nature-based solutions have shown to be good alternatives for classic solutions, but application is far from mainstream yet. One of the major hurdles is the lack of access of private capital to finance these kinds of solutions despite the strong interest of capital markets in green infrastructure opportunities. Identifying the hurdles and paving a way forward to overcome these hurdles could therefore help to increase the uptake of those green solutions.

Dubai Conference: Financing Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure

How can we break the deadlock in the funding of sustainable projects? Save-the-date: Thursday 9 February 2023 in Dubai, UAE.

The valuation of externalities in maritime infrastructure projects

Climate change and increasing environmental damage are demonstrating the urgency of transformation to a sustainable global economic model. The implementation of the sustainable development concept tends to narrow to integrating environmental, social, and economic concerns in the decision making. In economics, the definition of such concerns is an externality that represents the divergence between social and private costs. This study investigates the available sustainable asset valuation methods that can include the externalities materialised in maritime infrastructure projects and compares them based on economic, social and environmental criteria.

Report: Financing of Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure

A joint study to explore financing of green coastal, river and port projects. Solutions are available, have been tested and are economically viable.


Financing of a project is often based on the owner providing a clear plan and preliminary engineering design, including adequate environmental provisions.

The Concept of Public-Private Partnerships: A New Approach to Transport Infrastructure Financing?
The Concept of Public-Private Partnerships: A New Approach to Transport Infrastructure Financing?

The possibility of combining public and private financing is being reconsidered.