Renowned commentator and advisor on sustainable development

Jonathon Porritt"The Climate Emergency:
Rhetoric and Reality"

Jonathon Porritt CBE

Founder Director and Trustee, Forum for the Future,
Chancellor, Keele University

Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development. Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity.The Forum has a growing presence in the United States, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

In addition he is a Non-Executive Director of Willmott Dixon Holdings, a Trustee of Ashden, and a Director of Collectively (an online platform celebrating sustainable innovation). He was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth, co-chair of the Green Party and as Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission until 2009, he spent nine years providing high-level advice to Government Ministers.

Jonathon was installed as the Chancellor of Keele University in February 2012. He is also President of The Conservation Volunteers and of Population Matters. Recent books are ‘Capitalism As If The World Matters’ (2007) and ‘The World We Made’ (2013) - which seeks to inspire people about the prospects of a sustainable world in 2050.

He is an Honorary Member of our Advisory Panel.