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Jonathon Espie Porritt

environmentalist

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

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Cooking, walking.

Connections

Married Sarah Porritt. 2 children.

father:
Lord Porritt Porritt

spouse:
Sarah Porritt