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 climate injustice is more apparent.

Friends of the Earth are working with the Tulun community on the relocation programme, as well as climate mitigation and adaptation work on the islands.