The following is a summary of the structure of the People's Jury.
Each weekly session will see the 30 members of the jury hear from a series of expert commentators to help them answer the question “What do we need to do in our homes, neighbourhoods and district to respond to the emergency of Climate Change?”
The commentators have been chosen by an Oversight Panel, which has been established to oversee process ensure it is fair and balanced.
The People's Jury will then discuss and write their own set of recommendations for the city council to consider.
Around 4,000 households were initially offered the opportunity to express an interest in joining the jury, with the final 30 chosen as a representative group of the district's demographics.
We'll be uploading video footage of the presentations from each commentator after they have taken place - click on the tabs below for links to each session.
1. How will this work? Who are we? Introduction by Pete and Jenny.
2. Why are we doing this? What will happen as a result? : Kevin Frea
3. Icebreaker: Human Bingo
4. Mapping: (participants work in four groups each with a large map of parts of the Lancaster catchment area. Each group uses the map to identify (with post its), what is helpful in trying to tackle climate change (green post its) and what is not helpful in trying to tackle climate change (red post its). The groups share and discuss their findings).
5. Mapping (cont)
6. Problem tree: participants are divided into two groups. To consider the statement ‘Climate Change has become an emergency’ which is written on the trunk of a large tree drawn on flip charts stuck on the wall. Participants are invited to shout out why this problem has happened. These factors are written on post its and stuck on the roots of the tree. The facilitator continually pushes to answer ‘why is this?’ and ‘why is this?’ in order to identify some of the root causes. The groups share and discuss their findings.
7. What next? What will the remaining sessions look like? Any other questions.
- Commentators: Prof. Julia Steinberger Professor of Social Ecology and Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds and and Dr. Paul Young Lancaster University
- Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXsxrUThl-U&feature=youtu.be
1. Visioning activity
2. An introduction to climate change:
Aim: By the end of this session all participants should have a clear understanding of what climate change is and its impacts:
Commentators are given a 25 minute slot to present to the group. They are then asked to leave the room. Participants are divided up into small groups to discuss what they’ve heard and to write any questions they would like the commentator to answer (on A4 pieces of paper) (20 mins).The commentators are invited back into the room for the question and answer session (30 mins)
What is climate change?(basic introduction to the science). What are and will be the impacts of climate change?
- what is climate change? (a basic introduction to the science)
- what are and will be the impacts of climate change?
- why is the Earth warming? (an explanation of greenhouse gases and where they come from)
- how much has it warmed now, and is it likely to warm in the future?
- what are the impacts of this warming?
- what are the inequalities in contributions to warming and its impacts to date?
- what must society to do address the problem?
- Commentator: Prof. Mike Berners-Lee Professor and fellow of the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University
- Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6urSxPqltQ
The contribution of Lancaster to climate change
Where are the big emissions? (This does not include what is presently being done to address climate change).
- Commentator: Prof. Rebecca Willis, Professor in Practice: Lancaster University
- Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfh2xfAeN5Q
1. How do we effect change?
An introduction to theories of change (without using that language) role of power and the general tools that can be used to reduce emissions (e.g. incentives, bans, spending, engagement, education, nudge).
Content: ‘This session will look at who will need to work together, to bring about the changes that we need. It will look at the different roles of central and local government, businesses, communities and individuals. It will look in particular at the ways in which government can work, including: providing information and advice; spending and investing; using the tax system; and using regulation. Finally, it will look at what has held back change, including the way our economy works; the role of powerful interests who might oppose change; and our own reactions as individuals and as a society’.
Commentator: Christopher Shaw, Senior Researcher with Climate Outreach
2. Climate change and communication
3. What themes do we focus on for the remaining sessions? Participants discuss and then decide what should be the focus of sessions (practical activity)
- Commentator: Various
- Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuSn4lFiQqo
The topics up for discussion for the remainder of the People's Jury sessions are based on themes chosen by the jury members themselves.
Session 5 is all about transport with further debates on housing and food on the agenda for the next two sessions.
This session invited commentators on different aspects of transport take to the floor.
County Councillor John Fillis – formerly Cabinet Member for Transport - talking about transport policy
Professor Jillian Anable - Professor of Transport and Energy at Leeds Uni - talking about potential for demand- side solutions to reduce carbon, local emissions and energy from transport
Tom Waterhouse - Operations Director for Stagecoach - talking about the role public transport and particularly buses can have in reducing carbon and other emissions from the transport system
Brian Cookson OBE - Board of Active Lancashire, former president of British Cycling and former president of Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – talking about role of active transport including walking and cycling
Sandra Cottam-Shea - MD of SCS Logistics - talking about the role of the road haulage industry and what is being done to address climate change and consumer led demand
Councillor June Greenwell - Lancaster City Councillor and Silverdale Parish Councillor - giving an example of how residents in Silverdale are developing a local solution to public transport
- Commentators: Various
- Watch the presentation here: https://youtu.be/r9Exf_O1CbM
Following on from a successful session on transport, this week's topic, again chosen by jury members themselves is all about housing.
This session invited commentators on different aspects of housing design, development and planning take to the floor.
Diane Neville: Principal Planning Officer - Lancaster City Council
Pooran Desai, OBE: CEO - Oneplanet.com
Nick Rogers: Design Director, Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd.
Chris Coates: Director Co-housing project at Halton
Nick Wilkinson: Managing Director - Lune Properties
How will we work with zoom? Has any of your thinking changed since the experience of Covid 19?
Prof Paul Chatterton (Leeds University): Co-operation and Communication;
Andy Walker (Sure Insulation: retrofitter): Housing
Ian Pye (Lancaster farmer): Food and Farming
Paul Holdsworth (Transport Campaigner): Transport
Watch the session here: https://youtu.be/vFhvd_RtRq8
Watch the session here: https://youtu.be/UiG_LAT_5jY
Theme D: Education: Professor Robert Barratt: Lancaster University.
Theme E: Housing: James Sommerville: Head of business development- Agility Eco
Watch the session here: https://youtu.be/_58K5mom6Hs