Carteret resettlement may hold lessons for Pacific
October 6, 2011 18:01:27
With warnings about unsustainable numbers of people on low lying atolls and the possibility of having to resettle them elsewhere, is there anything to be learned from a resettlement scheme which is already happening in the Pacific?
The Carteret islands north of the Papua New Guinea Island of Bougnainville are atolls which are sinking slowly.
There’s a plan to resettle many of the 2,700 inhabitants on the mainland of Bougnainville which aims at having 1,700 of them transplanted within ten years.
Presenter: Bruce Hill
Speaker: Ursula Rakova, executive director of the aid charity Tulele Peisa