A Northern council could declare a "state of climate emergency" at its April meeting.
Break O'Day councillor Janet Drummond will put forward a notice of motion for the council to recognise that "we are in a state of climate emergency" that requires action by all levels of government, and to form an Energy and Environment Working Group.
"By declaring a climate emergency that includes a call for immediate and urgent action to reverse global warming, council can add its voice to over 400 councils that have already declared a climate emergency," she said.
She said 15 of the councils were within Australia, representing more than 900,000 people.
Councils in Canada,Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States are also involved.
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Through the motion, the council could also educate the community, reduce emissions, build community resilience, and exert pressure on a state and federal level.
Cr Drummond said the working group could review and revise the Responding to Climate Change actions outlined in the council's 2013 management plan as the starting point for it's policy considerations.
The group would meet at a regular basis to develop proposals for the council's consideration at a meeting in six months. It would compromise of all councillors who wished to participate, and would be supported by the relevant council officers.
The Break O'Day Council meeting will take place at 10am on April 15 at the St Helens Council Chambers.