Papua New Guinea
Ursula Rakova is a pioneer in PNG’s environmental movement and international campaigner for the survival of her people and homeland. She was born on the Carteret Islands near Bougainville, a low-lying area currently threatened by rising sea levels. She is now the Executive Director of Tulele Peisa, a local community organization in Papua New Guinea trying to relocate small island communities affected by the impacts of climate change. Ursula is also a strong advocate of human rights, has set up community schooling for young Bougainvilleans, and is a tireless campaigner for the survival of her people.