Climate change leads to changing weather conditions. Around the world, this has consequences for vulnerable forests, coastal regions and arid areas. Nature is a powerful tool in preventing climate change. By using natural solutions, also known as nature-based solutions, we can also protect ourselves against the consequences of climate change. Planting mangrove forests, for example, can play an important role in coastal protection and thus help to prevent flooding.
Nature-based solutions: using the force of nature
Financing natural coastal protection projects
In order to make a convincing business case for companies working on coastal protection with nature-based solutions, it is often necessary to attract additional funding. In addition to attracting public funding, an income stream can also be obtained from tradable carbon credits. Our market study investigates how this kind of ‘blended finance’ can be structured to make an attractive business case for companies and investors.
We also identify the most important guidelines and tools for setting up such projects with a landscape approach. In this way, natural coastal protection benefits both the climate, biodiversity and local prosperity in the developing countries where it is deployed, as well as the funders of the projects.
Join the webinar: Financing Nature-based solutions in developing countries
Our study will be presented during a webinar on 17 December 2021. During this webinar, we will look at innovative financing approaches and provide you with practical guidelines for developing business models for these projects. Click here for more information and to register for this event.