The PNG HLP initiative is assisting in facilitating resettlement solutions to the island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea of climate change displaced persons from four atolls which are in the process of being inundated. In 2007 the national government of PNG and the autonomous Bougainville government agreed to resettle the 6000 inhabitants of the Carteret and three other atolls to the much larger island of Bougainville. Some 3500 Carteret Islanders and another 2500 island dwellers from three other nearby atolls (the Mortlock Tasman and Nuguria Islands) will need to resettle on Bougainville due to increasing land loss, salt water inundation and growing food insecurity. DS works closely with Tulele Peisa, an organisation formed to assist the displaced from the Carteret Islands.
Bougainville Resettlement Initiative Meeting Report
For an overview of a meeting convened by Displacement Solutions concerning the work of Tulele Peisa please see the Bougainville Resettlement Initiative Meeting Report, which can be accessed here.
The Constitution of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea
To see PNG’s constitution, and its provision for housing, land and property rights, click here.