The Southwark Climate Change Citizens’ Jury


The jury will see 25 citizens consider the question, ‘What needs to change in Southwark to tackle the emergency of climate change fairly and effectively for people and nature?’

Southwark Council launched the recruitment process for its citizens’ climate jury in October 2021.

Letters have been sent to 5,000 households randomly selected from the Royal Mail’s address database by the Sortition Foundation.

Only citizens from the household which receives the letter from the council will be able to register to take part, all members of the household are able to register.

The selection process will make sure there is a diverse range of people in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, housing tenure, where people live and attitude to climate change.

The Climate Change Citizens’ Jury will meet over eight sessions: six online Thursday evening sessions will run from 6.30pm – 9pm starting on 25th November and ending on 3rd February.

Two daytime sessions will be held on Saturday 4th December and Saturday 22nd January, both 10am–4.30pm, with lunch provided, at a venue in Southwark to be confirmed (depending on the circumstances surrounding Covid-19). All participants will receive £330 in vouchers as a thank you for their time.

The deadline for registering your interest is Wednesday 27th October. The recipients of the letter can sign up using the link or ringing the freephone number, both of which are provided in the letter.