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Young People Called to Help Address the Emergency of Climate Change in Cumbria

Recruitment has started for a new Citizen’s Jury that welcomes young people aged 15 and over to help address the emergency of climate change in the Furness area.

The Furness Climate Change Citizens’ Jury will recruit 20 citizens to consider the question: “What should happen in the Furness area to address the emergency of climate change?”

As a thank you for their time, all participants will receive £250 in vouchers.

Letters have been sent to 4,000 households randomly selected from the Royal Mail’s address database by the Sortition Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit organisation that promotes the use of stratified, random selection in decision-making.

The selection process will ensure there is a diverse range of people in terms of age, gender, and ethnicity as well as where people live.

The jury will also be made up of a range of people who may have different experiences or opinions on the issue of climate change.

The Citizens’ Jury will meet for 10 Tuesday evening sessions over a three-month period starting on 16th November and finishing on 8th February 2022 with a 3 week break over the Christmas period.

Only citizens who receive a letter from the council will be able to register to be considered to take part.

Recipients of the letter can sign up using the link or ringing the freephone number, both of which can be found in the letter.

One of the UK’s leading experts in organising citizens’ juries, Shared Future, will be running the sessions.

If you are interested in taking part, the deadline for residents registering to be considered is Monday 25th October 2021.

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