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Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt

Founder Director, Forum for the Future; Member of the Green Party; Ex-Director, Friends of the Earth; Former Chair, UK Sustainable Development Commission and Published Author
Sir Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director of Forum for the Future, has been on the front line of environmental campaigning for more than 45 years. He’s been a member of the Green Party throughout that time, and has worked tirelessly to promote the solutions to today’s converging environmental crises – including as Director of Friends of the Earth (1980s), Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission (2000-2009), and Chancellor of Keele University (2012-2022). He is Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, the UK’s leading sustainable development charity, President of Population Matters and The Conservation Volunteers, and Patron of many campaigning organisations. His work as author and broadcaster has had a huge impact over the years. His latest book, ‘Hope in Hell’, a powerful call to action on the Climate Emergency, was published in June 2020.