The Meander Valley Council could become the fourth council in Tasmania to declare a climate emergency.
In June Hobart City Council became the first in the state to declare an emergency, followed by Kingsborough Council in July and Launceston City Council in August.
Councillor John Temple raised the motion recommending the council declare a climate emergency.
He said it would show the community leadership on environmental and sustainability issues.
"Young people, who have many decades left in which to live their lives, are especially concerned about the human use of the planet's finite resources and emissions produced," he said.
"Some people are concerned with the use of the word emergency...emergency in this context should not be seen on a scale of a human life but on the scale of the life of this planet, at which point the term takes on quite a different nuance."
The council will consider whether or not to declare one at its meeting on Tuesday night.
Across Australia 76 councils have declared an emergency on behalf of more than six million Australians.
The climate emergency declaration petition launched in Australia in May 2016 and since about 27 per cent of the population is represented by a council declaring a climate emergency.
Darebin City Council, in Victoria, were the first council to make a declaration in Australia and worldwide on December 5, 2016 and have since made a plan to address the issue.
Australia-based advocate group Climate Emergency Mobilisation are tracking the worldwide tally of councils declaring a climate emergency.
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