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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Public engagement

187.Section 91 requires the Scottish Ministers to prepare and publish a public engagement strategy setting out the steps they intend to take to (a) inform persons in Scotland about the targets set by the Act, and (b) encourage them to contribute to the achievement of those targets

188.This strategy must identify actions which persons in Scotland can take to contribute to the achievement of the targets set by the Act, and it must be published by 31 December 2010. As soon as reasonably practicable after publication it has to be laid before the Parliament. Subsections (4) and (5) require the Scottish Ministers to review the strategy at least every five years and subsection (7) requires that the second and subsequent public engagement strategies contain an assessment of the progress made towards implementing earlier strategies.

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