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.