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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Emissions reduction targets

    1. The 2050 target

      1. 1.The 2050 target

    2. The interim target

      1. 2.The interim target

    3. Annual targets

      1. 3.Annual targets

      2. 4.Setting annual targets

      3. 5.Advice before setting annual targets

      4. 6.Modifying annual targets etc.

      5. 7.Advice before modifying annual targets etc.

    4. The domestic effort target

      1. 8.The domestic effort target

    5. Advice on progress

      1. 9.Progress towards targets

    6. Greenhouse gases

      1. 10.Greenhouse gases

    7. Baseline

      1. 11.The baseline

      2. 12.Baselines for additional greenhouses gases

    8. Supplementary

      1. 13.The net Scottish emissions account

      2. 14.Restriction on use in 2010–2017 of carbon units purchased by Scottish Ministers

      3. 15.Attribution of emissions to Scotland

      4. 16.Scottish share of emissions from international aviation and international shipping

      5. 17.Scottish emissions and removals

      6. 18.Measurement of emissions etc.

      7. 19.International carbon reporting practice

      8. 20.Carbon units and carbon accounting

      9. 21.Limits on use of carbon units

      10. 22.Modifying limits on use of carbon units etc.

      11. 23.Advice before setting or modifying limits on use of carbon units etc.

  3. Part 2 Advisory functions

    1. Advisory body

      1. 24.Meaning of advisory body

    2. Scottish Committee on Climate Change

      1. 25.Scottish Committee on Climate Change

      2. 26.Application of sections 27 to 32 and 56

      3. 27.Advice on annual targets etc.

      4. 28.Reporting on progress towards targets

      5. 29.Scottish Ministers' response to reports on progress

      6. 30.Duty of advisory body to provide advice or other assistance

      7. 31.Guidance to advisory body

      8. 32.Power to give directions to advisory body

  4. Part 3 Reporting duties

    1. 33.Reports on annual targets

    2. 34.Reports on annual targets: content

    3. 35.Reports on proposals and policies for meeting annual targets

    4. 36.Reports on proposals and policies where annual targets not met

    5. 37.Reports on emissions attributable to Scottish consumption of goods and services

    6. 38.Reports on impact on emissions of exercise of electricity generation related functions

    7. 39.Report on progress towards meeting the interim target

    8. 40.Report on the interim target

    9. 41.Report on the 2050 target

    10. 42.Reports: provision of further information to the Scottish Parliament

    11. 43.Further provision about reporting duties

  5. Part 4 Duties of public bodies relating to climate change

    1. Duties of public bodies

      1. 44.Duties of public bodies relating to climate change

      2. 45.Guidance to relevant public bodies

      3. 46.Reporting on climate change duties

    2. Monitoring body

      1. 47.Appointment of monitoring body

    3. Investigations

      1. 48.Investigations

      2. 49.Investigations: investigators' powers

      3. 50.Reporting by monitoring body

      4. 51.Guidance to monitoring body

      5. 52.Power to direct monitoring body

  6. Part 5 Other climate change provisions

    1. Chapter 1 Adaptation

      1. Adaptation programmes

        1. 53.Programmes for adaptation to climate change

        2. 54.Reports on progress towards implementation of programmes for adaptation

        3. 55.Progress towards implementation of programmes for adaptation

        4. 56.Reports on programmes for adaptation

    2. Chapter 2 Land use

      1. Land use strategy

        1. 57.Duty to produce a land use strategy

      2. Muirburn

        1. 58.Variation of permitted times for making muirburn

      3. Forestry

        1. 59.Power to modify functions of Forestry Commissioners

    3. Chapter 3 Energy efficiency

      1. Promotion of energy efficiency and renewable heat

        1. 60.Duty of Scottish Ministers to promote energy efficiency

        2. 61.Duty of Scottish Ministers to promote renewable heat

        3. 62.Laying of plans and reports

      2. Energy performance of non-domestic buildings

        1. 63.Non-domestic buildings: assessment of energy performance and emissions

      3. Energy performance of living accommodation

        1. 64.Living accommodation: assessment of energy performance and emissions

      4. Energy efficiency discount schemes

        1. 65.Duty of local authorities to establish energy efficiency discount schemes

        2. 66.Review of energy efficiency discount schemes

        3. 67.Non-domestic rates: discounts for energy efficiency etc.

      5. Climate change burdens

        1. 68.Climate change burdens

      6. Tenement Management Scheme

        1. 69.Tenement Management Scheme: definition of “maintenance”

      7. Permitted development rights

        1. 70.Air source heat pumps and micro wind turbines in domestic properties

        2. 71.Microgeneration in non-domestic buildings

      8. Development plans

        1. 72.Development plans: inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions policies

        2. 73.Annual report on operation of section 72

      9. Promotion of water conservation and water-use efficiency

        1. 74.Duty of Scottish Water to promote water conservation and water-use efficiency

    4. Chapter 4 The Scottish civil estate

      1. 75.Energy performance of buildings procured for the Scottish civil estate

      2. 76.Report on the Scottish civil estate

      3. 77.Scottish civil estate: supplementary

    5. Chapter 5 Waste reduction and recycling

      1. Waste prevention and management plans

        1. 78.Waste prevention and management plans

      2. Waste data

        1. 79.Information on waste

      3. Deposit of recyclable waste etc.

        1. 80.Recyclable waste: facilities for deposit etc.

        2. 81.Recyclable waste: facilities for deposit at events etc.

      4. Procurement of recyclate

        1. 82.Procurement of recyclate

      5. Reduction of packaging

        1. 83.Targets for reduction of packaging etc.

      6. Deposit and return

        1. 84.Deposit and return schemes

        2. 85.Deposit and return schemes: designation of scheme administrator

        3. 86.Power to establish scheme administrator

        4. 87.Finance of scheme administrator

      7. Carrier bag charges

        1. 88.Charges for supply of carrier bags

      8. General provision

        1. 89.Enforcement authorities

        2. 90.Penalties

  7. Part 6 General and miscellaneous

    1. 91.Public engagement

    2. 92.Sustainable development

    3. 93.Equal opportunities

    4. 94.Impact of budget proposals on emissions

    5. 95.Crown application

    6. 96.Subordinate legislation

    7. 97.Subordinate legislation: pre-laying procedure

    8. 98.Interpretation

    9. 99.Minor and consequential modifications

    10. 100.Short title and commencement

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Scottish Committee on Climate Change

      1. Status

        1. 1.(1) The Committee is a body corporate.

      2. Membership of the Committee

        1. 2.(1) The Committee is to consist of the following members—...

      3. Period, and conditions, of appointment of members

        1. 3.(1) Each member of the Committee is to be appointed...

      4. Persons not eligible for appointment

        1. 4.No person may be appointed as a member of the...

      5. Removal of members of Committee

        1. 5.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), the Chair may, by giving...

      6. Remuneration, allowances and pensions of members

        1. 6.(1) The Committee must pay its members such remuneration and...

      7. Chief executive and other employees

        1. 7.(1) The Committee is to employ a chief executive.

      8. Accounts

        1. 8.(1) The Committee must— (a) keep proper accounts and accounting...

      9. Reports

        1. 9.(1) As soon as practicable after the end of each...

      10. Sub-committees

        1. 10.(1) The Committee may establish sub-committees for any purposes relating...

      11. Proceedings

        1. 11.(1) Subject to the remaining provisions of this paragraph, the...

      12. Delegation of functions

        1. 12.(1) The Committee may, subject to sub-paragraph (2), authorise—

      13. General powers

        1. 13.(1) The Committee may do anything which appears to it—...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Minor and consequential modifications

      1. Hill Farming Act 1946 (c. 73)

        1. 1.In section 23(1) of the Hill Farming Act 1946 (prohibition...

      2. Environment Act 1995 (c. 25)

        1. 2.In section 41(1) of the Environment Act 1995 (power to...

      3. Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 7)

        1. 3.In the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act...

      4. Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (asp 11)

        1. 4.In the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002, in Part...

      5. Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 13)

        1. 5.In the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, in Part...

      6. Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 4)

        1. 6.In the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act...

      7. Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 1)

        1. 7.In the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, section 179 (duty of...

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