Uili is an indigenous climate change Ambassador for the Kingdom of Tonga and the Pacific Region. As the President and Founder of OHAI Incorporated, he is among the voices who globally raise awareness of the disproportionate impact of climate change on the Pacific Region.
As well as being an Ambassador for the Pacific, as an international artist, Uili incorporates in his artistic practice imagery of the impacts of climate change, and addresses questions on rising sea levels, warming oceans, increasingly extreme rainfall, all of which affect the future of human health and habitation, and subsistence agricultural production in Tonga. The Kingdom of Tonga is an archipelago of 169 islands, 36 of which are permanently inhabited by its population of around 103,000. Since 1993, Tongan sea levels have risen by about 6 mm per year, well above the global average. Uili is passionate about world leaders responding to the impacts of climate change on Tonga and the Pacific.
See Uili Lousi at the Better Futures Forum:
Thursday 19 August, 12.30pm - 1.20pm AST
BREAKOUT SESSION: Justice for first nations people on the pathway to zero emissions