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Climate Change Jury starts its deliberations

25 November 2021

Southwark’s Climate Change Citizens’ Jury met for the first time on 25 November 2021, to begin discussions on how the borough can work together to tackle climate change and help protect the future of the environment.

Funded by the council, and supported by an independent organisation, the jury is made up of 25 local people, representative of the borough, who applied to learn about, discuss, and make recommendations on issues that will help the borough become greener and healthier for everyone. Their areas of focus will be announced in early 2022.

Cllr Helen Dennis, Cabinet Member for the Climate Emergency and Sustainable Development, said: “Locally and globally, we know that we need to take urgent action to tackle climate change and protect the future of the planet.

“In Southwark, we are working closely with our residents, community groups and businesses to each play our part in reducing our carbon emissions, cutting toxic air pollution and making the borough more sustainable.

“The Citizens’ Jury is critical to our work, as it will bring different perspectives, experiences and ideas to the table to inform and strengthen our climate plans. Its recommendations will give us local insight into the areas that matter most to both local people and our environment, and I want to thank the Jurors who are giving up their time to participate.

“Working together will help make the difference we need for a sustainable future.”

In February 2022, the jury will shape a series of Climate Change recommendations, and submit them to the council for action. 

More information about the Citizens’ Jury can be found at: www.southwark.gov.uk/climate

Page last updated: 25 November 2021

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