What should Kendal do about climate change?
Members of the Kendal Climate Change Citizens Jury agreed 27 recommendations to answer the question ‘What Should Kendal do about Climate Change?’ in October 2020.
Kendal is the first UK town to host a Citizens Jury and possibly the first to conduct one entirely online during a pandemic!
The recommendations are summarised below. To read the full recommendations please follow this link. Shared Future facilitated the Jury and have summarised the process in a final report available here.
Thanks to crowdfunder supporters, SLDC funding and the skills and generosity of Land & Sky media, a short film featuring Jury members has been created, please click on the image below to view.
The Jurys recommendations were informed by expert presentations and focus on key areas that if achieved would see Kendal become a ‘Shining Light’ of positive climate action. They cover aspects of daily life where changes would benefit both the environment and the health and wellbeing of residents.
A Recommendations Panel, chaired by Kendal Town Council, met twice to share progress and develop partnership approaches to deliver the mandate set by Kendal’s Climate Change Citizens Jury. Thanks to the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership many of the recommendations are being actioned collectively across existing partnerships. Former Jury members are kept up to date via regular newsletters from the Town Council.
Minutes of the first panel meeting, June 2021, are available here and the second, in January 2022, can be accessed here.