In less than 60 minutes, Angus and his team will inspire and hopefully compel you to engage in the idea of global governance of the biosphere.

The Talk

60 minutes

The full Vote GPA talk is 60 minutes long, a shorter talk of only 35 minutes is available, designed specifically for older school students.

Three Parts

The talk is made up of 3 parts: The Anthropocene 1750- 2050, The Global Planet Authority and The Vote.

Engaging Content

The talk includes economics, quotes, music, footage and sporting analogies.


The talk is given in three parts:The Proposition argues that we can put in place such an authority right now, given that 5bn of us are now connected to each other via the internet. We can use our ability to hold a voluntary global online referendum and we need no one’s permission to do so.The Anthropocene 1750 – 2050 sets out our recent history of economic and population growth and corresponding environmental degradation and the forecasts to 2050. The team argues that our insufficient response to biophysical degradation is consistent with our lack of a governance structure capable of running a biosphere. The biosphere is a global system, our forces of denigration are global, and subsequently only a global authority given the mandate will suffice.Global Planet Authority looks at the possible structure of a Global Planet Authority who was charged with protecting and enhancing the biosphere now and for the ultra long term. It looks at the global taxation and global regulatory powers it would utilise to do its job and the likely initial actions it would take right across the biosphere.

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The GPA talk is free.This idea is for all humanity and our future, and therefore everyone has the right to see it.

Angus Forbes B.Ec(hons) MBA.

The son of an Australian diplomat, Angus grew up in Hong Kong, Hamburg, Port Moresby, Belgrade and Auckland. After university he worked in the City (London) for 20 years, at stockbrokers James Capel and Merrill Lynch and subsequently at the hedge fund GLG Partners. There he ran the Global consumer sector equity long short fund. Leaving the City in 2007, Angus started working for himself as an investor in consumer start ups. Currently he is involved in companies whose activities range from Mexican food, to surf wear and Vietnamese food. He also works with his wife Dame Darcey Bussell DBE on all her business and philanthropic interests. With a passion for the environment Angus founded Bankers without Boundaries ( in 2014 and is an advocate for global governance of the biosphere, on which he gives a talk (