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Thu, 25 June 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT


Hope In Hell: How to Confront the Climate Emergency

Jonathon Porritt In Conversation with Matthew Stadlen

Just as climate change is accelerating, so too must we – summoning up a greater sense of urgency, courage and shared endeavour than humankind has ever seen before.

The age of Climate Change is an age of superlatives: most extreme this, biggest that, most costly ever. The impacts worsen every year, played out in people’s backyards and communities, and more and more people around the world now realise this is going to be a massive challenge for the rest of their lives.

In this free, live-streamed conversation with Matthew Stadlen, eminent environmentalist Jonathon Porritt confronts that dilemma head on.

As the former director of Friends of the Earth and chair of the Green Party, Jonathan has dedicated his life to protecting our planet from destruction and building a sustainable future.

He believes that we have time to do what needs to be done, but only if we move now – and move together. Join him and discover why, in the worst of times, there is still a chance to secure a safer world.

Praise for Jonathon Porritt:

‘Brave and unflinching in setting out the reality of the hell towards which we’re headed, but even more urgent, passionate and compelling about the grounds for hope if we change course fast enough, Hope in Hell is a powerful call to arms from one of Britain’s most eloquent and trusted campaigners’ – Caroline Lucas

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Jonathon Porritt

Eminent environmental campaigner who co-chaired the Green Party and was director of Friends of the Earth.

Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and campaigner on sustainable development. In addition, Jonathon is President of Population Matters, President of The Conservation Volunteers and a Director of Collectively. He was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth, co-chair of the Green Party, a Trustee of World Wildlife Fund UK and Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, providing high-level advice to Government Ministers. Jonathon was installed as the Chancellor of Keele University in February 2012 and he received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection.

Matthew Stadlen

Broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host.

Matthew Stadlen is a broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host. Previously he was an LBC presenter, wrote The Matthew Stadlen Interview for the Telegraph and presented the TV series Five Minutes With and On The Road With for the BBC. He is a birdwatcher and photographer, and his book How To See Birds is out now. Twitter: @matthewstadlen