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Sea Level Rise Foundation

The Sea Level Rise Foundation was launched by the President of Seychelles, H.E. Mr. James Michel, at the First Global Island Partnership Strategy Meeting in Rome, Italy, on 25th September 2007 in response to the UN Secretary General’s high Level Session on Climate Change in New York.

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 Sea Level Rise Foundation is registered as a non-profit organization based in Seychelles with an international board of trustees.


Our mission is to bring about a more focussed 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 mobilisation 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.

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