United Nations awards Bougainville for resettling the worlds first climate change refugees

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By Aloysius Laukai
The head of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Papua New Guinea, ROY TRIVEDY last Saturday presented the EQUATOR AWARD to a local Bougainville NGO, TULELE PEISA at the Arawa Independence oval.

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The Equator Prize was for their community driven resettlement project for the Carteret’s islanders.

The prize also included cash totalling US $5,000

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In his speech at the ceremony in Arawa, MR. TRIVEDY praised TULELE PEISA INC for their outstanding efforts in resettling the first Climate Change refugees in the world voluntarily.

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He said that since the UN created the award over 187 recipients have been awarded the prize and the 2014 Equator award had 1,200 nominations from over 121 countries of which two organizations in Papua New Guinea have been successful. The other group is from the Morobe Province. MR. TRIVEDY said that Climate change is impacting the whole world with sea level rise and soil erosions and this TULELE PEISA Project can be a model the whole world can learn something from

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