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Kendal citizens’ jury

Logo: Kendal Climate Change Citizens' JuryIn 2021, Kendal became the first town in the UK to host a citizens’ jury. Kendal Town Council was determined that the local plan of action on climate change would be guided by the people of Kendal. To do this they organised a citizens’ jury, made possible by crowdfunding and run by Shared Future.

Twenty people chosen at random were brought together to answer the question: What should Kendal do about climate change?

The jury members heard from an impressive range of experts. They included a superb overview of climate change by Chris Stark, who leads the UK Committee on Climate Change.

Watch Chris’s presentation to the Kendal jury

You can watch all the presentations on the jury’s website.



Members of the jury agreed 27 recommendations in October 2021.

Want to read more about what the jury said? Download the full report 

Find out more about the Kendal jury

Find out more about the citizens’ juries that have already happened in Cumbria.