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Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt
Jonathon Porritt is one of Britain's most prominent environmentalists. He is Founder Director of Forum for the Future, the UKs leading sustainable development charity, established in 1996. He has also been a member of the Board of the South West Regional Development Agency since December 1999, and is Co-Director of The Prince of Wales's Business and Environment Programme which runs Senior Executives' Seminars in Cambridge, Salzburg, South Africa and the USA. In 2005 he became a Non-Executive Director of Wessex Water, and a Trustee of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. In addition, Jonathon has served as Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, the Government's principal source of independent advice on sustainable development. 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; chairman of UNED-UK (1993-96); chairman of Sustainability South West, the South West Round Table for Sustainable Development (1999-2001); a Trustee of WWF UK (1991-2005).

His latest books are Capitalism as If the World Matters (Earthscan, revised 2007), Globalism and Regionalism (Black Dog 2008) and Living within our means (Forum for the Future 2009).

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

Jonathon Porritt had a head to head debate with Daniel Ben-Ami on 19 October 2010: Economic Growth: Bane or Boon?.


Books by Jonathon Porritt

Capitalism as If the World Matters by Jonathon Porritt Globalism and Regionalism by Jonathon Porritt Playing Safe: Science and the Environment (Prospects for Tomorrow)
by Jonathon Porritt and Yorick Blumenfeld

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Jonathon Porritt's blog
Jonathon Porritt in The Guardian
Living within our means: avoiding the ultimate recession by Jonathon Porritt

Forum for the Future
Friends of the Earth
Green Party
Sustainability South West
WWF UK

The New Statesman Profile of Jonathon Porritt by Hywel Williams

Books

Amazon.co.uk: books by Jonathon Porritt
Capitalism as If the World Matters by Jonathon Porritt
Globalism and Regionalism by Jonathon Porritt
Playing Safe: Science and the Environment (Prospects for Tomorrow) by Jonathon Porritt and Yorick Blumenfeld

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