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Tulele Peisa, Inc.

An organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of climate justice and biodiversity in the autonomous region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea.
Tulele Peisa, Inc.

LOCATION: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Tulele Peisa is an initiative of the Council of Elders of the Carteret Islands in Papua New Guinea created in response to the Bougainville government’s inaction in addressing climate change migration. The organization initiated a project to relocate 150 families (1,700 islanders) to safe and secure locations on mainland Bougainville. The program advocates the issues of climate migration with dignity and how relocation needs to be financed for migration with dignity to flow smoothly.

UUSC’s partnership supports Tulele Peisa’s work to relocate displaced Carteret Islanders to Bougainville, provide humanitarian support to families who wish to remain in the Carterets, and support Bougainville’s resilience through the development of the region’s Climate Change and Mangroves Protection and Biodiversity Policy. Tulele Peisa works with community representatives, particularly youths, to organize and implement their work. 

Image Credit: Tulele Peisa, Inc.