7 episodes

Councillor Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, is joined by a range of special guests to reflect on the ambitious climate action taking place across the borough.

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Councillor Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, is joined by a range of special guests to reflect on the ambitious climate action taking place across the borough.

    Episode 6: COP27 Special (Part 2)

    Episode 6: COP27 Special (Part 2)

    Part 2 of the COP27 special focuses on the incredible breath of climate action that's taken place in Solihull over the past year. Highlights include innovative electric vehicle trials and the Council being ranked as one of the best in the UK when it comes to having robust climate change plans in place.

    • 28 min
    Episode 5: COP27 Special (Part 1)

    Episode 5: COP27 Special (Part 1)

    On the eve of COP27, Councillor Courts is joined by host Nick Booth and Ann-Marie, Low Carbon Project Manager at Solihull Council. This first part focuses on the challenges we're all facing including extreme weather events and rising energy costs.

    • 15 min
    Episode 4: Future Transport

    Episode 4: Future Transport

    What does the future of transport in Solihull look like? Autonomous vehicles, widespread electric vehicle charging points and enhanced cycling infrastructure all have their part to play. Also, hear an exclusive insight on the new HS2 Interchange Station from the Lead Architect, Arup's Kim Quazi.

    • 31 min
    Episode 3: Energy

    Episode 3: Energy

    57% of Solihull's greenhouse gas emissions come energy used in buildings. How do we reduce this? This episode touches on how Solihull Council is tackling fuel poverty and its innovative plans for a low carbon Town Centre Energy Network.
    Featured guests: Rachel Jones, CEO of Act on Energy and Phil McDermott, City Energy Transformation Lead at E.ON.

    • 36 min
    Episode 2: Net Zero

    Episode 2: Net Zero

    Solihull is aiming to become a 'net zero' borough by 2041. What does this actually mean and how will it be achieved? Why has a leading Solihull business introduced portion control in the staff canteen? Listen to find out more. 
    Featured guests: Simon Redfearn and Russell Hines from ZF Group.

    • 28 min
    Episode 1: Education

    Episode 1: Education

    Focusing on the work Solihull Council is doing with local schools around climate change and sustainability. Featured guests Birgitta Varga, Eco Leader at Balsall Common Primary School and Tony Elvin, General Manager at Touchwood, provide their unique insights.

    • 40 min

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