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Councillors in Lichfield have agreed a motion recognising that a climate emergency is taking place.
Members of Lichfield City Council made the agreement to consider the environmental impact of future spending decisions at a meeting on Monday (21st October).
The motion was proposed by Liberal Democrat councillor Hugh Ashton.
“I am very pleased that the city council has adopted this motion, joining nearly 250 county, unitary and district authorities from all over the UK in declaring that a climate emergency exists,” he said.
“I am particularly pleased that this motion has been agreed on a cross-party basis, with all parties contributing to the wording, to ensure that it can have maximum practical effect in the city council’s actions in the future.
“I welcome the fact that local parties were able to work together constructively on such an important issue.
“We can now ensure that the City Council does all it can to mitigate and reduce the effects of climate change.”