Isn´t the government taking decisions / investing money now that could prove unnecessary at a later date?

The investments to be made in the coming years are aimed at securing our current safety level. This is something that is absolutely necessary independent of climate change, because we have to comply with statutory standards.

Furthermore, the Delta Programme is structured so that we are prepared for any unforeseen effects of climate change. If climate change occurs more quickly than predicted, we will ensure that we already have plans ready to be implemented. And if it progresses slower than predicted, we will not implement the plans until they are necessary. Not too much and not too little. But we will not be taken by surprise. This is what we call adaptive delta management.