Jonathon Porritt is one of Britain's most prominent environmentalists.
He is Founder Director of
Forum for the Future,
the UK’s 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
(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
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?.