Mon. Jan 27th, 2020

Palau invites Aquaman star to Our Ocean Conference in 2020

Jason Momoa at UN Headquarters. (Photos courtesy of the Permanent Mission of Palau to the UN)

Aquaman star Jason Momoa, who spoke at the United Nations on behalf of Hawaii and other island nations on climate change was invited to the Our  Ocean Conference in Palau next year.

According to the Permanent Mission of Palau To The United Nations Facebook page, on the sidelines of the Samoa Pathway meeting, Our Ocean Planner, Ms. Kiku Brell had the opportunity to give the actor a shell lei and a Rani sustainably recycled ocean plastic and ocean pollution hand made rashguard.

Momoa joined the Pacific Island leaders at the UN General Assembly,

Samoa Pathway is a UN program adopted in 2014 to address the environmental issues impacting developing small island states such as Palau.

Momoa talked about the challenges that island nations have to endure from ocean plastic pollution and rising sea levels.

“Island nations contribute the least to this disaster but are made to suffer the weight of its consequences. Our governments and corporate entities have known for decades that immediate change is needed. Yet change still has not come.” he said.

Palau will host Our Oceans Conference in 2020. Palau is the first Pacific country to host such an event. (Bernadette Carreon)