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(1)The Scottish Ministers may, by order, establish a body for the purpose of exercising the advisory functions.
(2)The body established by virtue of subsection (1) is to be known as the Scottish Committee on Climate Change (the “Committee”).
(3)Schedule 1 makes further provision about the Committee.
(4)An order under subsection (1) may in particular provide—
(a)for the conferral of functions on the Committee relating to advice on climate change;
(b)in relation to the status, constitution and proceedings of the Committee as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate;
(c)for the information that the Committee’s advice must contain;
(d)for the factors to which the Committee is to have regard in giving that advice;
(e)for the period within which the Committee must give that advice;
(f)as to whom that advice is to be given;
(g)for the form and manner in which that advice is to be published and laid before the Scottish Parliament.
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