Environmentalist Jonathon Porritt will be interviewed by youth climate campaigner Katie Hodgetts. The online event will be followed by a Q&A with Todmorden High School students.
Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and 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. In his ultimately optimistic book Hope in Hell: A decade to confront the climate emergency, Porritt confronts the issue head-on. He believes we have time to do what needs to be done, but only if we move now and move together. Hope in Hell explores the reasons to be hopeful: new technology; the power of innovation; the mobilisation of young people, and a sense of intergenerational solidarity as older generations come to understand their own obligation to secure a safer world for their children and grandchildren.
Jonathon Porritt is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on environmental issues and sustainable development. He is co-founder of Forum for the Future, the UK’s leading sustainable development charity, and was formerly director of Friends of the Earth and co-chair of the Green Party.
Katie Hodgetts is an environmental activist, campaigning for the UK Youth Climate Coalition and Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate.