What could be more natural, for the king of the underwater city Atlantis, than to want to protect his environment?

The American actor Jason Momoa, who embodies the superhero

Aquaman

in the cinema , calls for action in favor of the preservation of marine resources, on the eve of the opening of a UN conference in Lisbon on the defense of oceans.

"The oceans need us", declared the actor during an event which brought together near the Portuguese capital a hundred young people from all over the world to discuss the actions to be taken to amplify and accelerate the action of new generations in favor of the oceans.

Ator Jason Momoa recebe do Enviado Especial da ONU para os Oceanos, Peter Thomson, o "bastão da natureza", Durante o Fórum Jovens e Inovação, na Praia de Carcavelos, região metropolitana de Lisboa.#Aquaman2 #UNOC2022 #SalvarOsOceanos pic.twitter. com/rZcVIMljg3


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"We must seek to right the wrongs we have caused", because "without a healthy ocean, our planet as we know it would not exist", he recalled.

“We are moving too slowly”

Jason Momoa, who became famous thanks to his role as a superhero of the seas, participated in the closing session of the youth and innovation forum, which was held on Sunday on the beach of Carcavelos, about twenty kilometers from Lisbon.

The actor and a hundred young delegates from around the world were joined a little later by the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and the Secretary General of the United Nations, the Portuguese Antonio Guterres, who condemned the slowness in the taking of decisions of political leaders to preserve the oceans.

“We are moving too slowly,” he regretted, adding that it was time to “seriously condemn” this inertia and take action.

The Secretary General of the UN will participate from Monday in Lisbon in the UN conference on the oceans, organized jointly by Portugal and Kenya.

Originally scheduled for April 2020, the conference had been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From Monday until July 1, heads of state, government representatives, business leaders, NGO leaders and scientists are expected in the Portuguese capital to discuss and propose solutions to preserve the oceans.

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