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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Progress towards targets

28.Section 9 requires the Scottish Ministers, from 2011, to request the relevant body to prepare a report on its views on the progress towards achievement of annual targets, the interim target and the 2050 target, on whether these targets are likely to be achieved and on what further effort may be required to meet the targets.

29.Subsection (2) requires that no later than the end of the second year following an annual target, the Scottish Ministers must request the relevant body to prepare a report detailing its views on whether the domestic effort target was met in that target year, whether the annual target for the target year was met, the ways in which those targets were or were not met and the action taken by the Scottish Ministers to reduce net Scottish emissions during that year. Subsection (3) requires the Scottish Ministers to lay a response to this report before the Scottish Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving the report.

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