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.
Kendal Citizens' Jury Facebook Feed
Looking like an action-packed line-up for tonight's jury session on food and farming... - Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University of London,…