GBSLEP Net Zero Champion Statement

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has announced that Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, WMCA Portfolio Lead for Environment, Energy and HS2 and GBSLEP Board Director, is the new Net Zero Champion on its Board.

In this new role, Councillor Courts will drive the GBSLEP’s work on helping businesses decarbonise to align with the regional and national net zero commitments. This will build on existing GBSLEP initiatives such as the Low Carbon Grant Fund which was launched last year.

Councillor Courts will also highlight how businesses can maximise the opportunities arising from Clean Growth, as innovative new products and sustainable practises can attract new investment and create new jobs. Recent analysis from the Midlands Energy Hub indicates that up to 168,000 low carbon jobs could be created by 2050 to deliver on national Net Zero targets.

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