edie Sustainability Leaders Forum 2021

edie’s annual event is one of the must-attend highlights of the year, with contributions and workshops by inspiring leaders at the forefront of the global transition to a Net Zero, circular and just economy. Across three days, 90 contributors from business, NGOs, government and investors connect around a common goal: solving the climate crisis.

Jonathon’s keynote (on 4th February) focuses on ‘Inclusive Capitalism: Reimagining the Future of Business‘.

Agenda and passes for all events:

https://event.edie.net/forum/agenda/    https://event.edie.net/forum/2021-pass/


Transformers Podcast, with Kaj Embren

Jonathon and Kaj discuss ‘Hope in Hell’ as a call to action on the Climate Emergency (click below to play).

Jonathon Porritt | Hope in Hell, a “call to action” on the Climate Emergency

First published by Kaj Embren, 22nd December 2020

Old Fox Young Fox podcast, with Jeremy Woolwich and Oliver Happy

What’s the role of civil disobedience in activism? Should we feel guilty at not having done enough – or is that energy better used in making small changes to help fight climate change? Jonathon, Jeremy and Oliver discuss the Climate Emergency and why, against all the odds, there’s still hope.


First published by Old Fox Young Fox, 28th November 2020

The Future is Beautiful podcast with Amisha Ghadiali: authentic hope, staying grounded and intergenerational justice

Amisha and Jonathon’s conversation guides us not to sweat perfectionism, and to understand our spiritual insights as a powerful call to action.


First published by The Future is Beautiful, 22nd October 2020

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.