Data

General Issues
Environment
Governance & Political Institutions
Energy
Specific Topics
Climate Change
Eco-Housing
Location
Catherine Street
England
CA28 7SJ
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
City/Town
Links
https://sharedfuturecic.org.uk/copeland-council-peoples-panel/
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of private organizations
Approach
Co-governance
Consultation
Co-production in form of partnership and/or contract with government and/or public bodies
Spectrum of Public Participation
Involve
Total Number of Participants
30
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
Random Sample
Targeted Demographics
Men
Women
Youth
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
Informal conversation spaces
Community development, organizing, and mobilization
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Recruit or select participants
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Legality
No
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Professional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Online
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Ask & Answer Questions
Express Opinions/Preferences Only
Information & Learning Resources
Participant Presentations
Decision Methods
Idea Generation
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Primary Organizer/Manager
Shared Future, A Community Interest Company
Type of Organizer/Manager
Community Based Organization
Local Government
Government-Owned Corporation
Funder
Copeland County council
Type of Funder
Local Government
Staff
Yes
Volunteers
Yes
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in public policy
Changes in civic capacities
Changes in how institutions operate
Changes in people’s knowledge, attitudes, and behavior
Conflict transformation
Implementers of Change
Elected Public Officials
Corporations
Lay Public
Formal Evaluation
Yes
Evaluation Report Documents
Copeland-report-v0.4.pdf
Evaluation Report Links
https://sharedfuturecic.org.uk/copeland-council-peoples-panel/

CASE

Copeland People’s Panel on Climate Change

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General Issues
Environment
Governance & Political Institutions
Energy
Specific Topics
Climate Change
Eco-Housing
Location
Catherine Street
England
CA28 7SJ
United Kingdom
Scope of Influence
City/Town
Links
https://sharedfuturecic.org.uk/copeland-council-peoples-panel/
Start Date
End Date
Ongoing
No
Time Limited or Repeated?
A single, defined period of time
Purpose/Goal
Develop the civic capacities of individuals, communities, and/or civil society organizations
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of government and public bodies
Make, influence, or challenge decisions of private organizations
Approach
Co-governance
Consultation
Co-production in form of partnership and/or contract with government and/or public bodies
Spectrum of Public Participation
Involve
Total Number of Participants
30
Open to All or Limited to Some?
Limited to Only Some Groups or Individuals
Recruitment Method for Limited Subset of Population
Random Sample
Targeted Demographics
Men
Women
Youth
General Types of Methods
Deliberative and dialogic process
Informal conversation spaces
Community development, organizing, and mobilization
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Recruit or select participants
Facilitate dialogue, discussion, and/or deliberation
Legality
No
Facilitators
Yes
Facilitator Training
Professional Facilitators
Face-to-Face, Online, or Both
Online
Types of Interaction Among Participants
Discussion, Dialogue, or Deliberation
Ask & Answer Questions
Express Opinions/Preferences Only
Information & Learning Resources
Participant Presentations
Decision Methods
Idea Generation
Communication of Insights & Outcomes
Public Report
Primary Organizer/Manager
Shared Future, A Community Interest Company
Type of Organizer/Manager
Community Based Organization
Local Government
Government-Owned Corporation
Funder
Copeland County council
Type of Funder
Local Government
Staff
Yes
Volunteers
Yes
Evidence of Impact
Yes
Types of Change
Changes in public policy
Changes in civic capacities
Changes in how institutions operate
Changes in people’s knowledge, attitudes, and behavior
Conflict transformation
Implementers of Change
Elected Public Officials
Corporations
Lay Public
Formal Evaluation
Yes
Evaluation Report Documents
Copeland-report-v0.4.pdf
Evaluation Report Links
https://sharedfuturecic.org.uk/copeland-council-peoples-panel/

Copeland Peoples panel on climate change citizens’ jury consists of 30 members of the public that come together to deliberate and make recommendations on climate change. The panel met every week between July and September 2021. All meetings took place online.

Problems and Purpose

Background History and Context

Copeland, in West Cumbria stretches from north of the town of Whitehaven to past Millom in the South. Its coastline includes St. Bees, Sellafield, Ravenglass and Haverigg to the west and reaches into the Lake District National Park in the east. Its population is some 68,183 people in a mix of urban and rural communities. There is a mounting evidence base as to the increasing impacts of climate change and on the shifts in behaviour, culture and practice that will be needed to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst effects of climate change and adapt to those which are now unavoidable.

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

With the support of Zero Carbon Cumbria Programme and Shared Future, Copeland Borough Council commissioned the Copeland People’s Panel on Climate Change — a citizens’ jury that will guide the council and partner organisations on where their priorities should lie as they work towards their ambition of becoming a net-zero carbon district.

The project has an Oversight Panel consisting of a group of local stakeholders from a range of public and private sectors who meet separately. It supports the work of the People’s Panel, lending it the additional influence and legitimacy essential for the successful implementation of the People’s Panel’s recommendations.

Participant Recruitment and Selection

The Sortition Foundation sent 6,000 letters to randomly selected addresses across the borough inviting them to register their interest in joining the panel. They then selected the 30 people who made up the people’s panel, ensuring it reflected the diversity of the local population, both in terms of demographic make-up and opinions on climate change.

The panel comprised 30 residents from Copeland who met between eight and 10 times. During the process, which Shared Future facilitated, members heard presentations from a range of commentators, who bring expertise on climate change. Panel members will be able to ask questions of those commentators and share their own views and opinions with each other, before making recommendations for actions that can address the climate emergency.

Methods and Tools Used

The project has an Oversight Panel consisting of a group of local stakeholders from a range of public and private sectors who meet separately. It supports the work of the People’s Panel, lending it the additional influence and legitimacy essential for the successful implementation of the People’s Panel’s recommendations.

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

The panel comprised 30 residents from Copeland who met between eight and 10 times. During the process, which Shared Future facilitated, members heard presentations from a range of commentators, who bring expertise on climate change. Panel members will be able to ask questions of those commentators and share their own views and opinions with each other, before making recommendations for actions that can address the climate emergency.

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects


Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also

References

External Links

https://sharedfuturecic.org.uk/copeland-council-peoples-panel/

https://sharedfuturecic.org.uk/

https://cafs.org.uk/our-projects/zero-carbon-cumbria-programme/#:~:text=The%20Zero%20Carbon%20Cumbria%20Partnership,gas%20emissions%20to%20net%20zero.

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