UPCOMING EVENT, 31st October 2020

Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing – marking 50 years of The Ecologist magazine


A day of reflection and celebration in the company of Satish Kumar (Resurgence & Ecologist), Mya-Rose Craig (‘Birdgirl’), Tim Smit (Eden Project), Livia Firth (Eco-Age), Bill McKibben, Jonathon and others, with a special message from Jane Goodall. Details and registration here.

UPCOMING EVENT, 20th October 2020

UN75 UK Festival: What Next for the United Nations?

Join Jonathon for an Environmental Security Workshop as part of the UN75 UK Festival (Sunday 18th to Saturday 24th October). Other Workshops in the Festival focus on Food, Health, Digital, Peace, and Economic Security. The Festival concludes with a Conference (Saturday 24th) and interactive Concert featuring drama and intergenerational dialogue. Details and registration here.

Fully Charged podcast with Robert Llewellyn

An informative and entertaining ramble through topics explored in Jonathon’s book, Hope in Hell.

Podcast 75

First published by Fully Charged, 14th September 2020 

Sustainable Food Trust podcast with Patrick Holden

Jonathon and Sustainable Food Trust Founding Director, Patrick Holden, discuss food and farming. For instance, how might differences of opinion between conservation groups and farming organisations have led to a separation of policy and public understanding of the relationship between food production and nature? On food and farming change, Jonathon explains why addressing food waste and reducing reliance on intensively-reared, factory-farmed meat are vital in maintaining a habitable planet for future generations.


First published by the Sustainable Food Trust, 14th August 2020

‘Hope, Rage and What We’re Going to Do About It’: Outrage + Optimism Podcast with Christiana Figueres

Christiana, Jonathon and the Outrage + Optimism team discuss the role that rage and hope play in pushing us to ask ourselves in light of the Climate Emergency, ‘What are you going to do about it?’

(Click logo for link to Episode 65:)

Also available on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2FnC48e

First published by Outrage + Optimism, 14th August 2020


‘Zoom in on Net Zero’ video interview for BusinessGreen

In the latest in BusinessGreen’s series of ‘Zoom in on Net Zero’ interviews, Jonathon joined BusinessGreen Deputy Editor Michael Holder for a wide-ranging discussion covering the challenges of Net Zero, and his new book, Hope in Hell.


First published by BusinessGreen, 28th July 2020

‘Gaia says no!’ podcast interview with Sumit Bose of Future Net Zero


First published by Future Net Zero, 27th July 2020

Why we may have a hope in hell of surviving the climate change challenge

Audio interview (with transcript) for Irish Tech News. Will we see a Green New Deal in the UK? Do we have reasons to be hopeful? And where does Jonathon’s inspiration come from these days?

by Simon Cocking

First published by Irish Tech News, 14th July 2020

Changing the Rules

Jojo Mehta in conversation with Jonathon Porritt

The Science Show

The Science Show is hosted by science journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams. Listen again via ABC.