Submitted by: Tandy Wakeford 14/06/2016
The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change should prepare all businesses for a time of constant, radical disruption: either we DO innovate our way through to an ultra-low-carbon economy, which will totally transform energy, transport, other sectors (including pulp, paper and print) and food; or we DON'T, in which case runaway climate change will disrupt just about everything, everywhere.
Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator 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.
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; 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), 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 was installed as the Chancellor of Keele University in February 2012.
His new book, The World We Made, was published in October 2013.
Jonathon received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection.
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