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The leader of Lichfield District Council says he is committed to ensuring climate change is high on the agenda.
Cllr Doug Pullen made his comments after the decision was made to add environmental issues to the portfolio of Cabinet member Cllr Ashley Yeates.
A motion proposed by Cllr Pullen was passed by councillors.
A previous one had been proposed by Labour opposition group leader Cllr Steve Norman.
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But Cllr Pullen said that while the principle of Cllr Norman’s motion was welcomed, it was “unimaginative and lacking ambition”.
“If we wish to make progress, we must be pragmatic.
“A series of specific actions are necessary in order to combat climate change, including a specific Cabinet member to lead on climate change initiatives and ensuring council decisions consider the impact on the environment.
“We must also actively consider investment in green technologies.”Cllr Doug Pullen, leader of Lichfield District Council
Cllr Robert Strachan, Cabinet member for finance, added that he hoped to amend next year’s budget to create a £100,000 fund to help direct resources towards this aim.