Bude Area Community Jury on Climate Change

The Bude Area Community Jury, which was commissioned by Bude Climate Partnership, brought together 34 citizens aged 16 to 86 from across the wider Bude area to answer the question:

‘‘How can we respond to a changing climate, including sea level rise, to support our community to thrive?”

Over three weekends, the jury heard from 21 ‘expert’ commentators, met with young people from the parallel Budehaven School Mini-Jury, engaged with the work of Key Stage 2 children, and shared their own knowledge and lived experiences. After 30 hours of talking, listening, imagining, and deliberating, the Jury came to a close.

In the end the Community Jury produced 11 principles for future decision making on sea level rise, and 29 recommendations covering sea level rise, awareness raising, and other climate change-related topics.