Coastal adaptation investment presents clear opportunities for social welfare improvements, particularly for densely populated areas with high levels of economic activity. This policy brief by Deltares and Global Climate Forum (GCF) provides insights into several mechanisms for leveraging public finance of coastal adaptation. Promising mechanisms include generating market revenues or increasing tax revenue through projects that produce co-benefits such as new land or improved environmental quality. A further mechanism is through long-term contracting of the private sector, which can improve the efficiency of adaptation project delivery.

The policy brief is available to download on the GREEN-WIN project website.