We’re delighted to have Jonathon Porritt back with The Crowd for this Spotlight Talk during the Green Recovery Festival. This talk will explore the current state of play on the global effort to ‘build back greener’ and how this might change in the coming months. Drawing on insights from his latest publication, ‘Hope in Hell’ (June 2020), Jonathon will provide a blueprint of how we can rapidly decrease emissions, lessen inequalities and capitalise on this unique moment for change, ensuring a better world for all.

Jonathon Porritt is Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, a veteran campaigner and eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Willmot Dixon Holdings, Chancellor of Keele University, and is involved in the work of many NGOs and charities as Patron, Chair or Special Advisor.

Jonathon 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 Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission in July 2009 after nine years of providing high-level advice to Government Ministers. Jonathon received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection.

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Event for: Business professionals and individuals with an interest in Sustainability | Responsible Business | Energy | Environment | Carbon | Climate Change


  • Jonathon Porritt

    Co-Founder, Forum for the Future

Round Tables

  • Our Green Recovery Festival Spotlight Talks will feature a speaker presentation followed by an audience Q&A. These events do not include roundtables.


  • 11:00 - 11:05
    Welcome and introductions
  • 11:05 - 11:30
    Opening presentation by Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future
  • 11:30 - 11:55
    Audience Q&A
  • 11:55 - 12:00
    Closing remarks

Venue Details

The Green Recovery Festival events will be hosted online.

Who's Attending


Guestlist to be confirmed.