Data

General Issues
Environment
Governance & Political Institutions
Planning & Development
Specific Topics
Climate Change
Public Participation
Sustainable Development
Location
Leeds
England
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
Metropolitan Area
Links
Webpage about the process by the Leeds Climate Commission
Blog by Shared Future CIC on why to use this deliberative democracy approach
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
Yes
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Approach
Consultation
Spectrum of Public Participation
Consult
Total Number of Participants
25
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
random
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Recruit or select participants
Propose and/or develop policies, ideas, and recommendations
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Citizens' Jury
Sortition
Deliberation
Q&A Session
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Professional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Ask & Answer Questions
Information & Learning Resources
Expert Presentations
Decision Methods
Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Primary Organizer/Manager
Shared Future CIC
Type of Organizer/Manager
Non-Governmental Organization
Type of Funder
Local Government
Volunteers
No
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in how institutions operate
Implementers of Change
Elected Public Officials

CASE

Leeds Climate Commission Citizen's Jury

November 17, 2019 01:01   (UTC +00:00) Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
November 17, 2019 01:01   (UTC +00:00) Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
November 17, 2019 01:01   (UTC +00:00) Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
November 15, 2019 12:12   (UTC +00:00) Jez Hall
November 15, 2019 12:12   (UTC +00:00) Jez Hall
November 15, 2019 12:12   (UTC +00:00) Jez Hall
November 15, 2019 10:10   (UTC +00:00) Jez Hall
General Issues
Environment
Governance & Political Institutions
Planning & Development
Specific Topics
Climate Change
Public Participation
Sustainable Development
Location
Leeds
England
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
Metropolitan Area
Links
Webpage about the process by the Leeds Climate Commission
Blog by Shared Future CIC on why to use this deliberative democracy approach
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
Yes
Purpose/Goal
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Approach
Consultation
Spectrum of Public Participation
Consult
Total Number of Participants
25
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
random
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Recruit or select participants
Propose and/or develop policies, ideas, and recommendations
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Citizens' Jury
Sortition
Deliberation
Q&A Session
Legality
Yes
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Professional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Face-to-Face
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Ask & Answer Questions
Information & Learning Resources
Expert Presentations
Decision Methods
Voting
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Primary Organizer/Manager
Shared Future CIC
Type of Organizer/Manager
Non-Governmental Organization
Type of Funder
Local Government
Volunteers
No
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in how institutions operate
Implementers of Change
Elected Public Officials
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Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury was commissioned by Leeds Climate Commission and facilitated by Shared Future CIC. It has been tasked with examining the Leeds' response to the emergency of climate change and producing recommendations for tackling the climate emergency.

Problems and Purpose

The Citizens’ Jury is part of the response to Leeds' commitment to carbon neutrality and is being held and financed by Leeds Climate Commission, an independent advisory group with members from key organisations and businesses in Leeds that are working together to help the city take action on climate change.

Participants in the jury have been tasked with examining the Leeds' response to the emergency of climate change and with producing recommendations that will be used to guide the future work of the Commission and a range of organisations across the city.

The findings, in the form of a report written by the jurors, will also be presented to Leeds City Council’s Climate Emergency Advisory Committee, which can make formal recommendations to the council’s executive.

Background History and Context

Leeds City Council declared a climate emergency on 27 March 2019, along with a commitment to work to make Leeds carbon neutral by 2030.

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

The Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury has been put together by Leeds Climate Commission working with Shared Future CIC.

Participant Recruitment and Selection

A diverse, broadly representative group of local residents who reflect the local population were recruited to discuss and make recommendations on how to best address the emergency of climate change.

A partner organisation in the project was the the Sortition Foundation (an independent, not-for-profit organisation that promotes the use of stratified, random selection in decision-making) who designed the recruitment process. 4000 households across Leeds received a recruitment letter explaining the citizens Jury and inviting those who are interested to either complete a very simple online form or use a free phone number to register their interest. The Sortition Foundation randomly selected the 4000 addresses from the Royal Mail’s address database.

The closing date was August 27 2019. After this date the Sortition Foundation randomly selected 25 participants, from those who have expressed an interest, at the same time making sure that the profile of the 25 people selected reflects local diversity in terms of gender, age, ethnicity, disability and geography. The profile also aims to include representation from across different levels of multiple deprivation across Leeds.

Methods and Tools Used

The citizens' jury commenced on 12 September 2019 and ran for a total of 30 hours over nine sessions, ending on 3 November.

An oversight panel was set up to ensure the process is unbiased and fair. It includes representatives from Extinction Rebellion, Friends of the Earth, Leeds Chamber of Commerce, Leeds City Council, The Madina Town Movement, Our Future Leeds, Project Rome, Racial Justice Network, University of Leeds, Yorkshire Water and Youth Strike for Climate.

The panel made decisions about the recruitment process and the jury profile; it also selects expert commentators who will give presentations to the jury and answer questions from them.

Professional facilitators from Shared Future, which has run previous Citizens’ Juries across the UK, supported the jurors throughout the process.

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

Full details of the process used are reported on the specific webpages relating to the sessions.

Jurors were asked to consider the question: “What should Leeds do about the emergency of climate change?”

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

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See Also

Citizens' Jury

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