Council deputy leader Paul Tilsley got an archery lesson from Robin Hood yesterday at the Core Cities meeting in Nottingham, and promised Birmingham would hit the target on carbon emissions.
The outlaw met a group of city leaders, including Coun Tilsley (Lib Dem Sheldon) and Birmingham Youth Parliament representative Tyrone Fozoler, in Nottingham for a conference on climate change commitments.
Birmingham, with seven English "core cities", attended the conference by Friends of the Earth, Oxfam, Christian Aid, CAFOD and the World Development Movement as part of the "Big Ask" campaign.
MPs, leaders and chief executives from Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, Liverpool and Manchester attended the two-day conference.
The Friends of the Earth campaign is hoping to persuade the Government to introduce year-on-year carbon emission reduction targets
West Midlands Friends of the Earth yesterday welcomed the pledges by city leaders to show leadership in tackling climate change, and said proper leadership from Government was now needed to boost efforts.
Chris Crean, of Friends of the Earth, said: "The core cities now realise the success of their city depends on becoming low carbon economies.
"That means creating economic, housing and transport opportunities without climate chaos. The Government must strengthen its proposed climate law to help England's cities make this shift and turn today's pledge into more than just words.
"We would like to thank Paul Tilsley and Tyrone Fozoler for supporting our Big Ask action outside the Albert Hall, Nottingham this morning. We particularly welcome that Core cities will report back next year."