Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt

Author, Broadcaster

Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and campaigner on sustainable development. Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity, with 70 staff and over 100 partner organisations, including some of the world’s leading companies. The Forum has a growing presence in the United States, and is doing more and more work in India, Singapore and Malaysia.

In addition, Jonathon is President of Population Matters, President of The Conservation Volunteers, a Non-Executive Director of Willmott Dixon Holdings, and a Director of Collectively (an online platform celebrating sustainable innovation). He is a Trustee of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, and is involved in the work of many NGOs and charities as Patron, Chair or Special Adviser.

He was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth (1984-90), co-chair of the Green Party (1980-83), of which he is still a member, a Trustee of WWF UK (1991-2005), and a member of the Board of the South West Regional Development Agency (1999-2008). He stood down as Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission in July 2009, after nine years providing high-level advice to Government Ministers.

Jonathon was installed as the Chancellor of Keele University in February 2012.

His latest book Hope in Hell: A Decade to Confront the Climate Emergency (Simon & Schuster, 2020), an urgent call to how we can tackle climate change in this decade. Previous books include Capitalism As If The World Matters (Earthscan, revised 2007) and ‘The World We Made’ (Phaidon 2013)

Jonathon received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection.





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Last week of January upholding its side of the bargain.

I’m a reasonable guy, but I really don’t understand why Spotify keeps changing the user experience.

Why is the album art on the now playing screen twice.

Why move the the track info above the album art.

I'll be posting my notes from reading through "A Philosophy of Software Design" over the next few months.

Notes from first three are here:

The mini split is no longer keeping up with heat, falling back to resistance to maintain a consistent temp.

Whenever I consider not taking my daily vitamin I remember that I have a 500 count from Costco.

It will be around when for another 5 years if I’m not careful.

Am I doing it right


Be honest, are they really that bad.

.@SlackHQ how can I remove the dot next to “Add a workspace”?

Is anyone else amazed by home printers, by that I mean a printer you have at home.

I really wish the path on Snelling over Energy Park Drive and Pierce Butler was wide enough to accommodate people and bikes going both ways at once.

I can’t be the only one who didn’t know there are more iOS camera controls if you scroll. There’s no UI indication that these other controls exist. No wonder I couldn’t find the timer button when taking the group photo 2 weeks ago at the family reunion.

It’s great when folks can ride their bikes to a show @surlybrewing !


The Como Ave bike path is terrific @stpaulpublicw @cityofsaintpaul

The contrarian in me wants to think the popular highlights Kindle shows me aren’t that important or interesting.