Jonathon Porritt

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Jonathon is a British environmentalist and writer, and the Chancellor of Keele University in the UK, with nearly 50 years of work under his belt in the field of sustainable development.

Jonathon Porritt

About Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon is a British environmentalist and writer, and the Chancellor of Keele University in the UK, with nearly 50 years of work under his belt in the field of sustainable development.

Jonathon's journey into his field all started with a little book: Blueprint for Survival, published in January 1972. In Jonathon's words, "It was (and still is!) a wonderfully succinct summary of the bleeding obvious: that the combination of year-on-year increases in the number of human beings, plus year-on-year increases in economic growth, cannot possibly be reconciled with the limits of a finite planet."

Since then, Jonathon has dedicated his career to understanding and advocating for the environment as the co-founder of Forum for the Future, the UK's leading sustainability charity, and the Chair of the British Government's Sustainable Development Commission until 2009.

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