City of Launceston council is set to discuss its role in climate change at its next meeting.
Councillor Nick Daking will put forward a notice of motion stating there is a climate emergency.
The motion asks the council to acknowledge the urgency created by climate change and immediately conduct an audit of all council's operations to get baseline greenhouse gas emission levels.
It also asks for the council's Sustainability Strategy to be completed by the end of 2019 ready for implementation by 2020.
The strategy includes an implementation action plan for the council to achieve 100 per cent neutrality of carbon emissions by 2025, a renewable energy action plan to move towards 100 per cent renewables as sources of energy by 2025 and a plan to engage working with the community, business and not-for-profit sectors to reduce community emissions and move towards renewables.
A final part of the motion is to write to all state and federal politicians in the region and the prime minister, federal opposition leader, and Premier Will Hodgman to express the council's position on the climate emergency.
"We are facing a rapidly warming climate, requiring urgent action by all levels of government," Cr Daking said.
"While the council has been active in both adapting to and/or mitigating the impacts of Climate Change for many years, there is still much we need to do."
Cr Daking said the council's strong actions and decision-making around the flood mitigation and adaption for the city was clear to see.
The council's sustainability officer Emma Williams said the motion fits with current local government approaches for climate change and sustainability.
"Across Australia, local governments are on the frontline when dealing with the impact of climate change-related events on local communities," she said.
About 30 councils across Australia have declared a climate emergency.
The meeting will be held at 1pm on Thursday.
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