"Our oceans are about to collapse and there is not much time to turn it around. Nobody can solve this alone. Everyone has to be a part of the solution. And collaboration is the magic formula."


Under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 2015 is a critical year for the climate change negotiations. This December, the international community is expected to deliver a new, ambitious and universally binding agreement to protect present and future generations from the negative impacts of human activity on land and in the oceans. In order to keep the issue of climate change high on the agenda at this midway point between COP20 in Lima and COP1 Paris, the President of the General


Assembly convened a High-Level Meeting on Climate Change on June 29, 2015. On this occasion, the office of the President of the General Assembly hosted Parley Talks and a UN x Parley Launch Party under the title “Oceans. Climate. Life.” Painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel contributed a series of large scale artworks to this Parley collaboration, which were installed on the facade of the UN Headquarters on 45th St x 1st Ave. The Parley Talks were broadcasted globally and live streamed.