Liam Byrne to call for zero carbon Commonwealth Games

Liam Byrne

Birmingham, (Asian Independent)- Liam Byrne MP, Labour candidate for Mayor of the West Midlands, is to visit the main site of the planned Commonwealth Games at Perry Barr, Birmingham on Monday 1 March 2021 at 1.45 pm. He will be hosted by the Leader of Birmingham City Council Ian Ward.

“These games will offer a fantastic opportunity to showcase our region to over 1.5 billion people”, said Liam Byrne, “This is a once in a lifetime chance to tell our story. And the story we should tell is of the place that led the industrial revolution – now leading the Green Industrial Revolution.

“That’s why I’m writing to the Games Organising Committee today to ask them to pull out every stop to deliver the first ever zero carbon games, built with the technology and ingenuity here on our doorstep in the West Midland,” Liam Byrne announced.

“From massive use of electric vehicles to planting thousands more trees, we’ve got the chance to send a message to the world, that this is a place, a region of industrial revolutionaries, determined to be the first net zero carbon in Britain.

“This week’s budget is a big chance to back our ambitions with huge investment in green infrastructure like the mission critical “gigafactory” in Coventry, which will transform our motor industry for the 21st century.

“Combined with the planned Festival UK 2022 we could create a space to showcase our commitment to becoming the green workshop of the world, able to create investment, jobs and a future for our young people.

“As West Midlands Mayor I will work closely with local authority leaders across the region, businesses, trades unions, educationalists to create events which will rival the impact of the 1851 Great Exhibition”, added Liam Byrne.

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