The Blackburn with Darwen People’s Jury on the Climate Change Crisis

The People’s Jury on Climate Change, on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen Council, was launched in September 2022. The role of the new ‘People’s Jury’ on Climate Change is so residents can have their say on how to tackle the issues in their borough. Shared Future will be supporting the council at all stages of the project, which started this autumn.

The People’s Jury, a panel of 26 local residents, was carefully selected to reflect the diversity of the local population. After hearing from expert commentators and reflecting on their own knowledge about climate change and ideas for making positive improvements in their Borough, during the final sessions of their deliberation, jury members wrote a set of recommendations, answering the question:

What do we need to do in our homes, in business and our local area to respond to the climate change crisis?”

The Launch event of the report was in January 2023