Promoting action for island conservation and sustainable livelihoods by inspiring leadership, catalyzing commitments and facilitating collaboration among all islands.
Sea Level Rise Foundation
Sea Level Rise Foundation was launched by the President of Seychelles, H.E. James Michel, at the Global Island Partnership Strategy Meeting in Rome, Italy, on 25th September 2007. The Sea-Level Rise Foundation aims to provide a mechanism for leveraging global attention on the impacts of climate change on small island states and other low-lying areas. The mission of Sea Level Rise Foundation is to bring about a more focused effort for adaptation to sea-level rise.
The aim of the foundation is to:
Increase global awareness of the impacts of sea-level rise on Small Island States and Coastal Nations.
Bring together committed leaders in affected regions and small islands to develop innovative and cost-effective approaches which create resilience and reduce vulnerability to sea-level rise.
Create an online resource knowledgebase and clearinghouse for sea-level rise related research, technologies, tools and practices.
Support a common platform for the exchange, research and exchange of techniques and technologies to address adaptation to sea level rise. Develop and establish mechanisms, including public-private partnerships, for the effective mobilization of resources to address adaptation to sea-level rise.
Focus on capacity building and knowledge transfer to reduce vulnerability to sea level rise.
Encourage research into the effects of rising sea levels on biodiversity, society and sustainable development.