The Labour group leader at Lichfield District Council says he hopes to get cross-party support for a climate change motion.
Cllr Steve Norman said he hoped the move would ensure environmental issues were kept at the forefront of the local authority’s decision-making.
The motion says:
Lichfield District Council recognises that a climate change emergency exists and, in consequence, resolves to take this into account as a factor in all future policy and spending decisions of the council, with an Environmental Impact Assessment, whenever appropriate.
Cllr Norman said: “We tabled a straightforward but important motion on climate change last Friday in order to ensure our council keeps this at the forefront of any decision we make.
“In fact I tried to raise this at the strategic overview and scrutiny committee on 12th of September but was prevented by the Conservative Chairman who later accused me of playing “party games” – something that anyone who has known my scrutiny record over 19 years would find ridiculous.
“I am hoping that Cllr Doug Pullen, the new leader of Lichfield District Council, will support this and ensure all councillors are mindful of the decisions they take and the consequences for climate change.”
Cllr Pullen has recently called for a joined up approach between different councils to tackle the climate change challenges.