A People’s Inquiry into climate change, facilitated by Shared Future and Warwick District Council, finished hearing from expert commentators and will now begin writing its recommendations on dealing with climate change locally to issue to the council.
The Inquiry will publish the recommendations in February 2021.
We are currently partnering with Warwick District Council to facilitate a ‘People’s Inquiry’ into climate change. Over the last three months, an independent group of 30 ordinary members of the public came together to address the issues of climate change in Warwick District.
We sent letters to a random selection of 5,000 residents asking whether they would like to take part in our inquiry. We received more than 500 responses from which we selected 30 people who reflected the district’s population in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, geography and attitude to climate change.
The Inquiry began on 12 November. We have so far run eight sessions, where the participants have heard from experts on topics ranging from the science behind climate change and practical options for making a difference locally to home energy, and reducing the impact of industry, business and transport.