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29th Nov, 2021

Solihull's fight against climate change highlighted in podcast launched ahead of COP26

Sarah Mason 28th Oct, 2021

SOLIHULL’S fight against climate change is the focus of a new podcast which has been launched ahead of COP26.

Solihull Council has released Courts on Climate Change to help listeners understand what people in Solihull are doing in the fight against climate change.

The podcast sheds light on eco-initiatives in the borough, from autonomous vehicles to retrofitting grants.

Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council is joined by David Gregory-Kumar from BBC Midlands Today and other special guests during the series.

The first episode, Education, looks at what Solihull Council is doing with local schools around climate change and sustainability with Birgitta Varga, eco leader at Balsall Common Primary School, and Tony Elvin, general manager at Touchwood.

The episode touches upon the Greener Solihull Schools Award, which challenges schools to learn more about the environment both locally and globally.

There is also a conversation about the upcoming Solihull Schools Climate Conference, which includes a model COP26 summit.

Coun Courts said: “When I gave my first talk on climate change 26 years ago, it’s eye-opening to see how much of it still remains relevant today.

“What happens in Glasgow will affect us here in Solihull, and it’s the next generation who are most likely to be impacted from climate change in the future if we don’t act now.”

The first episode is available to listen on Spotify.

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