2020 Petworth Festival Special to include our
10th Anniversary Literary Week: 16 October – 1 November

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Jonathon Porritt - Hope in Hell

Available: Friday 30 October LIVE at 12noon - on demand until midnight Saturday 7 November

Sorry, this event isn't currently live. The event will be available to view on Friday 30 October LIVE at 12noon.

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Climate change is the defining issue of our time. We know beyond reasonable doubt what the science now tells us.

Our age 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 Hope in Hell, Jonathon Porritt, perhaps the UK’s highest profile climate speaker and activist, confronts the dilemma head on - but also explores the reasons to be hopeful as we seek to secure a safer world for our children and grandchildren.

Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and campaigner on sustainable development. He is President of Population Matters, President of The Conservation Volunteers and a Director of Collectively (an online platform celebrating sustainable innovation). Formerly Director of Friends of the Earth and co-chair of the Green Party he is Chancellor of Keele University and received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection.

Jonathon Porritt will be in conversation with Stewart Collins.

Jonathon Porritt (photo: S Daly)

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*If you are unable to watch the live-streamed Literary events, the recording of each Literary event will be available to view online from the following day, using a viewing token, until midnight 7 November.