“We are at war with the oceans. We are destroying the magic blue universe beneath us with the exploitative way we are doing business, before we even really explored it. It’s on us creators, thinkers, leaders to own this problem. And to solve it. Parley for the Oceans is designed as a collaboration space for exactly this process."


2015 was a crucial year for international climate negotiations. To keep the focus on the oceans, our planet's most important climate regulator, in the run-up to COP21, a Parley Talks session and launch event under the title “Oceans. Climate. Life.” was held at the United Nations in New York, on the occasion of the High-Level Meeting on Climate Change convened by the President of the General Assembly. 

UN x Parley speakers included: Fabien Cousteau, Cyrill Gutsch, Captain Paul Watson, Louie Psihoyos, Sylvia Earle, David de Rothschild, Iain Kerr, Ora Ito, Chris Jordan, Eric Liedtke, John Warner, Captain Siddarth Chakravarty, Tim Coombs and Dianna Cohen.