The North of Tyne Citizens’ Assembly report and recommendations are now available. The Citizens Assembly involved 50 people from the region in the north east of England. Their role was to help shape the region’s response to the climate crisis.Read more →
Our work on climate change using deliberative and participatory processes.
Few would deny the legitimacy of deliberative democratic processes. Citizens’ assemblies – or citizens’ juries, which have fewer participants – can provide a mandate for politicians to take action commensurate with the scale of the problems at hand. They reflect the diversity of the local population andRead more →
A winner of the NESTA Democracy Pioneers award in 2020, this project is a collaboration between Glasgow City Council, Katy Rubin, and Shared Future CIC.
Over the next 9 months, we’ll be tackling the climate crisis through an intensive legislative theatre project led by young people. The proposals will target both the Council’s climate strategy, and the COP26 conference that’s taking place in Glasgow in Nov 2021 with leaders from around the world.Read more →
What should Kendal do about climate change? That was the challenge tackled by a diverse group of local residents of Kendal during the summer and autumn of 2020. Commissioned by Kendal Town Council and facilitated by Shared Future, we believe the Kendal Climate Change Jury was unique in being both the first fully online Climate Change Jury in the UK and also by the way it mobilised citizens through a crowdfunding campaign.Read more →
In this Annual Review of 2020, we recount our work in what was an extraordinary year. During 2020, we focussed much of our work on climate change, and we are currently supporting a number of Local Authorities in implementing Climate Emergency inquiries.Read more →
Shared Future’s Pete Bryant was featured in a Reasons to be Cheerful Podcast with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd. The podcast was originally aired on the 18th May 2020. Podcast No139. A MISSION FOR SORTITION: citizens’ assemblies & the climate crisis.Read more →
With funding from the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN), an ESRC supported network that brings together the research community and decision-makers in the public, private and third sectors, Shared Future CIC has published a guide for local authorities and other bodies. The guide aims to support local authorities and other bodies thinking of commissioning a citizens’ assembly or jury. It considers how such processes might address the climate emergency, what is involved and approaches to design and delivery.Read more →
There are two viruses affecting our world. The Covid19 pandemic and racism. One natural, one manmade. Both affecting some more than others. People centred approaches are at the heart of building back better. Public bodies can support and enable resilient communities and tackle social injustice by putting public money at the disposal of citizens; to better serve their needs, and to rebuild trust in our government and between people.Read more →