Summary of James Thornton’s recent speaking events


1546131_10152389602542408_1445656863290046912_n-150x150Out and About: Chiltern Firehouse

30 July 2014: James Thornton speaks at a Chiltern Firehouse screening of acclaimed film Night Moves about environmental activism. “The film revolves around a plan to destroy a dam in Oregon. The screening was followed by a discussion on environmental activism chaired by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Jesse Eisenberg, Greenpeace activist and leader of the Arctic 30 Frank Hewetson, and founding CEO of ClientEarth and Zen Priest James Thornton, all participated in the lively chat afterwards.”  Read more…


James-ThorntonThe First Green Order Retreat:
Tuesday, June 17 (eve) – Friday, June 20, 2014

Led by James Soshin Thornton

What distinctive contribution can Buddhism make to the global environmental crisis? Much discussion of the environment has a negative focus… Read more…  See ‘Audiovisuals’  for recordings from the First Green Order Retreat. 


Waddesden_aerialSpeaking Engagement at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

14-15 March 2014: Stranded Assets Forum, Waddesdon, organised by the Rothschild Foundation and the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment: The Stranded Assets Forum will bring together a select number of key people from across the investment chain to better understand these risks, their consequences and how to develop effective responses to the challenges they could generate.  Read more…



CastleDebatesCastle Debates: Highlighting Environmental Science, Law and Policy

March – June 2014: The purpose of the Debates is to provide objective and factual clarification of selected environmental issues. To this end, a panel of three experts addresses the applicable science, law and policy.  4 March 2014:  James Thornton speaks at the Athenaeum Club about fixing the Common Fisheries Policy and the managing fish stocks.  Read more…



Thornton_GESGreen Economy Society 

11 February 2014:  James Thornton was invited to speak to the UCL Green Economy Society. Read more…




KCLThought Leadership Forum : The Role of the Courts in the Response to Climate Change

14 November 2013:  The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, hosted a Thought Leadership Forum on ‘The Role of the Courts in the Response to Climate Change’ on Friday 25 October: The forum was attended by an eminent and interdisciplinary group of academics, legal practitioners, judges, philosophers, social scientists, NGO and government representatives, consultants and interested parties. Read more…

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