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LECTURE SERIES TIMEFRAME DILEMMAS: WHY TODAY’S SUSTAINABILITY NARRATIVE ISN’T WORKING JONATHON PORRITT 30 NOVEMBER 2016 | 5PM-6PM KEELE HALL | BALLROOM The Paris Agreement is worth celebrating, but too often short term crises distract politicians from the long term consequences of our current unsustainable model of progress. How can sustainability activists and professionals change their messaging to transform today’s destructive economic orthodoxy? How can we build on all the brilliant things that are already under way in the margins to accelerate transformation in the mainstream and do it differently, more creatively, and so much more effectively? how can sustainability activists and professionals change their messaging to transform today’s destructive economic orthodoxy? Jonathon Porritt CBE is the Chancellor of Keele University. He is the Co-Founder of Forum for the Future and an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development. 5