Tulele Peisa

Tulun/Carteret Islands is a horseshoe-shaped scattering of low-lying coral atolls 86 kilometres north-east of Bougainville. Carteret elders initiated a voluntary relocation program in 2006, named Tulele Peisa, or “Sailing the Waves on Our Own”. With an indigenous population of 2700 on seven small islands with a maximum elevation of just 1.5 metres above sea level, there are few other places on Earth where the injustice of global warming is more apparent.