The Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Status Report shows that more than 1 billion people – about 25% of the urban population – live in a city with a renewable energy target and/or policy. But the citizens of Coventry are not among them. Coventry has neither a target date to become net zero nor a strategy for how to reduce it’s emissions.
Birmingham has a solid commitment to respond to the climate emergency. Coventry has not even formally declared that a climate emergency exists. Its climate strategy expired in 2020 and it has not yet even drafted a new one.
In his new video, Councillor Jim O’Boyle, who is responsible for climate change, claims that Coventry is “ahead of the game” in “greening up” the city.
He shamelessly claims that “the future is carbon zero, the future is here in Coventry” without acknowledging his failure to produce any plans to arrive at this future. Presumably he will have retired long before it actually arrives.