waitt foundation

Waitt Foundation

Islands need economic growth and the oceans need islands as marine stewards.

Islands are home to a small portion of the world’s population but a significant amount of the world’s Exclusive Economic Zones — coastal waters and seabeds to which countries claim exclusive rights. Many of these islands struggle with poverty and child mortality, while persistent threats from sea level rise, hurricanes and typhoons are only getting worse due to climate change.

The Waitt Foundation and IoES work together to promote growth and prosperity while empowering sustainable management of marine resources and ecosystems.