Funding and Financing Coastal Resilience

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This series builds foundational knowledge about funding and financing approaches used to support coastal resilience activities. Learn from experts, who will demystify this complex topic by sharing traditional and emerging approaches, project examples, and lessons learned, and by answering your questions.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Distinguish between basic funding and financing approaches for implementing coastal resilience projects
  • Generate ideas for overcoming common challenges associated with financing resilience projects
  • Access resources to identify and support funding and financing approaches

Previous Recordings

Webinar 1: The Basics

April 6, 2021

Learn from experts about options for funding and financing coastal resilience projects. This is the first training in the series and provides the foundation for future trainings on this topic. Hear project examples and lessons learned to apply to your own situation.


  • Kim Penn, Climate Coordinator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
  • Leigh Whelpton, Program Director, Conservation Finance Network
  • Erik Meyers, Vice President, Climate and Water Sustainability, The Conservation Fund

Webinar 2: Spotlight on Environmental Impact Bonds

June 22, 2021

Experts in this field discussed using Environmental Impact Bonds to finance coastal resilience efforts. They provided an overview of these bonds, how one was developed to finance coastal resilience efforts in Hampton, Virginia, and lessons learned throughout the process.

  • Kim Penn, Climate Coordinator, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
  • Jason Lee, Quantified Ventures
  • David Imburgia, City of Hampton, Virgina

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