United Nations, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) – American Aquaman star Jason Momoa spoke out at a UN event on Friday for small island developing states (SIDS), which are believed to suffer the most from climate change

“The island nations and all coastal communities are the front line in this environmental crisis,” the Hawaiian-born actor said at a reviewing meeting on the progress in addressing the priorities of SIDS through the implementation of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action, or the SAMOA Pathway.

“The oceans are in a state of emergency. Entire marine ecosystems are vanishing with the warming of the seas, and as the waste of the world empties into our waters, we face the devastating crisis of plastic pollution,” he added. Among all the challenges SIDS are facing, the greatest threat is the fact that entire islands are being engulfed by the sea due to the enormous volume of emissions generated by the first-world countries, Momoa said.

“Island nations contribute the least to this disaster, but are made to suffer the weight of these consequences.”

The progress of the SAMOA Pathway, created in 2014 for the sustainable development of SIDS considered among the most vulnerable in the world, is reviewed every five years.

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Author: ANA Entertainment