World Majlis | Next Gen | Planet B: Starting Again But Doing Things Differently

If you had a chance to inhabit another planet, what would you do differently to make it a healthy habitat for humans?

In April 2020, NASA scientists announced they had discovered an Earth-like planet named Kepler-1649c, which could potentially support human life. Located 300 light years away from us, this one though may not yet qualify for the title of “Planet B”. And neither do any of the other 4200 “exoplanets” thus far discovered, in spite of their potentially similar attributes to Earth. As we explore new worlds in the Universe, whether, when and how we may inhabit another planet is an incredibly fascinating question. Should space exploration progress to allow us such a prospect some day, an even more fascinating question will be how differently we would begin that new life on a new planet, and what rules we would set to build a more harmonious relationship with our new environment.


  • If you had a chance to be among of the first inhabitants of a welcoming Planet B, what mistakes from Earth would you try to avoid?

  • What new rules of engagement would you set if you were in charge to make sure people thrive in harmony with their planet?

  • What answers to these questions can we - still – apply on Earth - Planet A - to make it a healthy, thriving, happy place?