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Jonathon Espie Porritt

Jonathon Porritt, British environmentalist. Recipient Commander of the Order of the British Empire State award. Chair United Kingdom Sustainable Development Commission; trustee Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, World Wildlife Fund United Kingdom, 1991—2005; chairman Sustainability South West South West Round Table for Sustainable Development, 1999—2001; board member South West Regional Development Agency, 1999—2008.

Background

  • Porritt, Jonathon was born on July 6, 1950 in London. Son of Lord Porritt.

  • Education

    • Degree in Modern Languages with honors, Magdalen College, Oxford, 1973.

    Career

    • Teacher, English & drama West London Comprehensive, 1974—1984. Co-chair Green Party, 1980—1983. Director Friends of Earth, 1984—1990.

      Initiator, tree life project Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro, 1991—1992. Chairman United Nations Environment and Development Committee United Kingdom, 1993—1996, Sustainable Development Commission, 2000. Founder & chairman Real World, 1993—1997.

      Creator, passport to future project United Nations' 50th Anniversary, 1995. Founder & director Forum for Future, 1996. Co-director Prince of Wales's Business and Sustainability Programme.

      Non-executive director Wessex Water.

    Works

    • Capitalism: As If the World Matters (Hardback) - Common
    • Can capitalism, as the only real economic game in town, be retooled to deliver a sustainable future? This book argues that indeed it can, and provides a framework for 'sustainable capitalism' that cuts across the political divide and promises a prosperous future of wealth, equity and ecosystem integrity.
    • Capitalism as if the World Matters
    • When first published, Capitalism as if the World Matters, by one of the leading 'eco-warriors' of our time, shocked a generation of both environmentalists and business people.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Green Party

    Religion

    Denomination: Anglican

    Membership

    Chair United Kingdom Sustainable Development Commission. Trustee Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, World Wildlife Fund United Kingdom, 1991—2005. Chairman Sustainability South West South West Round Table for Sustainable Development, 1999—2001.

    Board member South West Regional Development Agency, 1999—2008.

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    Cooking, walking.

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    • Married Sarah Porritt. 2 children.
    • father: Lord Porritt Porritt
    • spouse: Sarah Porritt
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      • Author: (book) Seeing Green, 1984, Coming of the Greens, 1988, Where on Earth are we Going?, 1990, Save the Earth, 1991, Captain Eco, 1991, Playing Safe: Science and the Environment, 2000, Capitalism as if the World Matters, 2005, (television series) How to Save the Earth, 1992, Sex, Sin and Survival, 1994, (documentaries) Big Ideas that Changed the World: Consumerism, 2007.
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