What should Kendal do about climate change?
A great many of us in Kendal are worried about climate change. What are the impacts? What should we do? Who should do what? What can I do? These are just some of the questions we need to answer.
In April 2019 Kendal Town Council declared a climate emergency and now we are actively finding out what the public thinks via the UK’s first ever Climate Change Citizens’ Jury at town level.
Together with a fantastic Crowdfunder response, funding was received from Kendal Town Council, South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria County Council. Read the full business case here.
Work is now complete to recruit a group of 20 local residents who will be a mini version of Kendal’s public, with a range of ages and opinions on climate change from across the town. The jury will meet over nine online sessions between July and September and hear from a range of experts, who they will question, before deciding on a set of recommendations on what Kendal should do about the emergency of climate change.
Citizens’ Jury Community Survey
A group of local, experienced research volunteers is evaluating the Citizens’ Jury. As part of this, they are carrying out a community survey to find out what local people think about the Citizens’ Jury. If you have time, they would be very grateful if you could complete the online questionnaire.