With COP27 entering its second week, residents in Solihull can now listen to part two of the ‘Courts on Climate Change’ podcast special. In this latest episode listeners can expect to hear more about being ranked as one of the top local authorities when it comes to having a robust climate action plan in place and the extent to which emissions have been reduced across the borough. The insightful discussion also sheds light on the vast tree planting projects, innovative autonomous vehicle trials and engagement with young people that’s taken place over the past year or so.
Councillor Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, is joined by host Nick Booth, a former BBC political reporter and television and radio documentary maker. Ann-Marie, Low Carbon Project Manager at the Council, also brings her technical expertise to the discussion.
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The podcast can be listened to in several ways to reach an audience as wide as possible, including the Council website, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and even on YouTube. Residents can also download and listen to four episodes of ‘Courts on Climate Change’ recorded last year on the themes of education, net zero, energy and future transport.
Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, said:
“Since adopting our Net Zero Action Plan this time last year, it’s been inspiring to see so much climate action taking place across Solihull. I encourage you all to take a moment and listen to the achievements and milestones that have been reached, but also the challenges that we’re battling against, notably this summer’s unprecedented heatwave and the ongoing cost of living crisis.
“Building on the success of last year’s podcasts series, we’re continually exploring alternative platforms to engage with residents and update them on issues they are passionate about. We know climate change and transforming into a more sustainable society is incredibly important to many of us and I look forward to sharing more exciting developments and initiatives throughout 2023. We’ve made a great start towards our aim of decarbonising Solihull but it’s so important that everyone is involved if we’re to become a net zero borough by 2041”.
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