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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

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27Advice on annual targets etc.

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(1)When requested to do so by the Scottish Ministers, the advisory body must provide the Scottish Ministers with advice as regards—

(a)annual targets Ministers propose to set under section 4;

(b)a modification Ministers propose to make under section 6.

(2)When providing advice under subsection (1)(a), the advisory body must express a view—

(a)in the case of annual targets proposed for years in the period 2010–2020, as to whether those targets are consistent with a reduction over that period of net Scottish emissions accounts which would allow the interim target and the 2050 target to be met;

(b)in the case of annual targets proposed for years in the period 2021–2050, as to whether those targets are consistent with a reduction over that period of net Scottish emissions accounts which would allow the 2050 target to be met;

(c)in any case, as to what annual targets are appropriate by reference to the target-setting criteria.

(3)When providing advice under subsection (1)(a), the advisory body must also express a view as to—

(a)the extent to which the annual targets should be met—

(i)by taking action to reduce net Scottish emissions;

(ii)by the use of carbon units that in accordance with section 13(2) and regulations under section 13(5) may be credited to the net Scottish emissions account;

(b)the respective contributions towards meeting the annual targets and the domestic effort target that should be made—

(i)by the traded sector of the Scottish economy;

(ii)by the other sectors of the Scottish economy;

(c)the respective contributions towards meeting the annual targets that should be made by—

(i)energy efficiency;

(ii)energy generation;

(iii)land use;

(iv)transport.

(4)When providing advice under subsection (1)(a), the advisory body may also express a view as to any other matter that body considers appropriate including, in particular, as to any sectors of the Scottish economy in which there are particular opportunities for contributions to be made towards meeting annual targets through reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases.

(5)When providing advice under subsection (1)(a), the advisory body must also express a view as to the cumulative amount of net Scottish emissions for the period 2010–2050 that is consistent with a reduction over that period of net Scottish emissions accounts which would allow the 2050 target to be met.

(6)The advisory body must provide advice under this section within such period as the Scottish Ministers may reasonably request.

(7)In subsection (3)(b)(i), “traded sector” means the sectors of the Scottish economy which are covered by trading schemes within the meaning of section 44 of the 2008 Act.

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