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Compliance with emissions targets: statements by the Welsh MinistersE+W

43Statements for interim target years and 2050E+W

(1)The Welsh Ministers must—

(a)prepare a statement for each interim target year and for the year 2050 in accordance with this section, and

(b)lay each statement before the National Assembly for Wales before the end of the second year after the year to which it relates.

(2)A statement under this section must state, in respect of each greenhouse gas, the total amount of Welsh emissions, Welsh removals and net Welsh emissions for the year to which the statement relates.

(3)It must—

(a)state the total amount of carbon units that have been credited to or debited from the net Welsh emissions account for the year, and

(b)give details of the number and type of those units.

(4)It must state the amount of the net Welsh emissions account for the year.

(5)Whether an interim emissions target or the 2050 emissions target has been met is to be determined by reference to the information in the statement for the year to which the target relates.

(6)The statement must explain what the Welsh Ministers consider to be the reasons why the target has, or has not, been met.

(7)A statement A under this section for a year may be combined with the statement under section 41 for the budgetary period that includes that year.

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