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2009 – Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt delivers the 2009 Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture

Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director of Forum for the Future, delivered the second Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture to a capacity audience on Monday 16 November 2009 at the Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre.

The lecture was the opening event of the University’s first Sustainability Week, a range of activities designed to promote sustainable principles and encourage University staff and students to live and work in a more sustainable way.

An eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development, Jonathon’s lecture was entitled “What it means to live in a low-carbon economy.” During an engaging and lively lecture, Jonathon spoke about the need for people to take on a sense of personal responsibility if we are to get anywhere near success in tackling climate change.

Waterloo foundation

This lecture was sponsored by the Waterloo Foundation, an independent grant-making foundation based in Wales.


Jonathon Porritt - Biography

Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt is Founder Director of Forum for the Future. Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity, with 70 staff and more than 100 partner organisations, including some of the world’s leading companies.

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