Climate change podcast released as COP27 gets underway - The Solihull Observer

Climate change podcast released as COP27 gets underway

Solihull Editorial 8th Nov, 2022   0

AS WORLD leaders meet in Egypt to discuss climate change at the COP27 summit Solihull residents can find out the impacts and possible solutions in the borough.

A special edition of the Courts on Climate Change, which sees Council leader Ian Courts speaking about environmental topics with guests, has been released global leader gather.

The latest edition Coun Courts is joined by Nick Booth, a former BBC political reporter and television and radio documentary maker and Ann-Marie, low carbon project manager at the Council to reflects on the extraordinary variety of climate action that’s happened across the borough in the past year.

The trio talk about floods causing devastation in Dorridge and the West Midlands recording its highest temperature on record this summer at 38.8C.

The podcast also discusses the impact of rising energy costs and where residents can go to find about retrofit grants, designed to reduce energy usage.

Coun Courts 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.

“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.”

Courts on Climate Change can be found on the Council website and YouTube and can be downloaded on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.


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