Blog


2021: Make or break for the UK’s climate strategy

For all sorts of reasons, UK politicians do at last seem to have grasped that we are in the midst of an out-and-out Climate Emergency. Despite people’s worst fears that the whole climate agenda would be sidelined by the pandemic over the course of the last year, that just didn’t happen. Indeed, the…

Read More

Recognising the power of young activists

My principal reason for writing Hope in Hell was the new-found sense of purpose that the Schools Strike movement and the XR protests had given me in the first half of 2019.

Read More

Build Back Fairer – and Healthier

First published by Forum tor the Future, 25th June 2020 | In the fifth of our Corporate Leadership in the Time of Corona series, Jonathon Porritt explores how intricately linked climate change and public health are, and the crucial need for business to play its part in ensuring we strengthen…

Read More

We must not miss this glorious chance to address the climate and biodiversity crises

First published by The Guardian, 24th June 2020 | Trillions of dollars will be invested by governments in reviving their economies over the next two or three years. If those dollars are well-spent, ensuring just, low-carbon, nature-restoring prosperity, we have a real chance of avoiding runaway…

Read More

Aviation: No Going Back

You can understand why airlines here in the UK are appalled at the prospect of people arriving in the UK having to go into quarantine for 14 days. ‘Quarantine would not only have a devastating impact on the UK aviation industry, but also on the wider economy’, was the immediate response from Karen…

Read More

Citizens Assemble – Government Stumbles!

Frankly, it’s been humiliating watching our Prime Minister make such a pig’s ear of hosting this year’s Conference of the Parties in Glasgow in November. This is by far and away the most important Conference since Paris in 2015; the challenge of securing a good outcome from it (let alone the kind…

Read More