People's Jury

Background

On January 30, 2019 at a meeting of full council, Lancaster City Council declared a climate emergency.

The declaration included a commitment to convene a People's Jury to help identify how our activities can be made net-zero carbon by 2030.

The aim was to put citizens at the centre of designing a response to the climate emergency.

Over 16 sessions, participants heard from a range of commentators (‘expert witnesses’) as well as sharing opinions, experiences and ideas with each other.