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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

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3Annual targets

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(1)The Scottish Ministers must—

(a)for each year in the period 2010–2050, set a target for the maximum amount of the net Scottish emissions account;

(b)ensure that the net Scottish emissions account for each year in that period does not exceed the target set for that year.

(2)The target—

(a)for 2010, must be set at an amount that is less than the estimated net Scottish emissions account for 2009;

(b)for each year in the period 2011–2019, must be set at an amount that is 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;

(c)for each year in the period 2020–2050, must be set at an amount that is—

(i)consistent with a reduction over that period of net Scottish emissions accounts which would allow the 2050 target to be met; and

(ii)at least 3% less than the target for the preceding year.

(3)In this Act—

(a)an “annual target” for any year means the target for the maximum amount of the net Scottish emissions account set for that year in accordance with this section and section 4;

(b)references to an annual target being met are references to the net Scottish emissions account for a year not exceeding the annual target for that year (and cognate expressions are to be construed accordingly).

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