• Day 2: Wednesday, 20 December
  • 09:00-10:30

Planet for sale


    Let’s imagine there was an galactic estate agent wanting to entice buyers for our planet Earth. What type of coded estate agent patter might be included in the brochure?

    Mid-size planet about 2/3rds of the way out from the centre galaxy. Close to energy source with 4 billion years remaining and quiet neighbouring planets. Be spoke moon provides lovely night time cosmic setting.

    13 billion hectares of land, much of which can be over-mined or even continue to be undermined as amazingly no solar system planning permission or penalties exist. Parts of this plant are over-run with 7.5 billion sitting tenants but they shall soon engineer their own demise.

    This charming planet has great restoration opportunities for 2-3 billion hectares of land for buyers with significant resources. Serious bids considered only – no frivolous pledgers entertained.”

    Presentation (PDF):Tony Simons

    Organizations are welcome and encourage to host and facilitate side meeting before and during the GLF event, and then bring their results and recommendations to the Forum. A GLF secretariat will be on hand to identify and reserve appropriate Bonn venues. Webinars, engaging social media campaigns, competitions and pre-event discussions will generate momentum and interest in key issue areas to ensure that the GLF accelerates long-term action for sustainable landscapes.

    The GLF will have a small secretariat in Bonn, Germany to coordinate all of the above, operated by CIFOR.