"The destruction of the ocean is everyone’s problem. It’s one global body of water that transcends traditional boundaries and makes our points of difference irrelevant."
During COP21, Parley speakers, collaborators and guests from the creative industries gathered at the legendary Les Bains in Paris to share knowledge, exchange ideas and launch new initiatives for the oceans cause in a series of Parley Talks and Collaboration Sessions. Hosted by Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley, and Jefferson Hack, co-founder of Dazed Media, the two-day summit continued the "Oceans. Climate. Life." series initially launched at the UN General Assembly to catalyze awareness and transform words into action for the planet's largest and most important climate regulator.
The most pivotal outcome of COP21 is not an agreement on climate change, but the concrete actions that follow to protect and preserve the health of our greatest life support system: the oceans. Climate action has become a massive waiting game. But we can't afford to wait. The creative industry must lead the change. The stakes have never been higher for the future of our blue home; if we do nothing, we stand to lose everything. Every second breath we take is on the line, but as Sylvia Earle reminded those gathered at Les Bains, "never has there been more reason for hope." Together we are stronger than we are alone.