A Parley Talks session under the title of “Oceans. Climate. Life.” was held June 29th at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on the occasion of the High-Level event on Climate Change, convened by the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Sam K. Kutesa. Following the talks, a cocktail was held to celebrate the collaboration between Parley of the Oceans and the United Nations. The evening brought together notable guests from the worlds of fashion, art, entertainment, science and environmentalism in a unique setting. The highlight of the launch event was a 60-Minute Parley Talk where leading environmentalists, creatives, scientists and entrepreneurs gave a briefing on the State of the Oceans, Climate Change and human existence on this planet. The Parley collaborators also presented their visions, initiatives, projects and inventions.

Speakers included: Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley for the Oceans; Pharrell Williams; Captain Paul Watson; Eric Liedtke Executive Board Member Global Brands adidas Group; Chris Jordan; Sylvia Earle; David Rothschild; John Warner; Ora Ito; Jean Claude Godin; Sid Chakravarty

Parley for the Oceans is an organization where creators, thinkers, and leaders come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of our oceans and to collaborate on projects that can end their destruction. Parley addresses major threats facing our oceans, the most important eco system of our planet. Artists, musicians, designers, actors, architects and scientists have the tools to mold the reality we live in, to help develop alternative business models and ecologically smart products, which give consumers an everyday option to live in balance with the planet. Parley is designed to accelerate a process of change that is already in progress. No other big movement has developed faster than the environmental cause. Parley supporters include: Captain Paul Watson, Julian Schnabel, Pharrell Williams, Sylvia Earle, David La Chappelle, Fabien Cousteau, David Rothschild, Tom Sachs, and Olafur Eliasson, to name a few.

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Andrew Wright

Born in Alabama and raised in New York City, Andrew is a Vietnam era vet and also retired from law enforcement. He became interested in photography while in law enforcement, and had the opportunity to photograph fashion shows when a friend invited Andrew to take photos at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC. He liked it so much decided to do fashion photography full time. Andrew has been doing fashion photography for 11 yrs and loving every bit of it.

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