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(1)This section applies where the Secretary of State lays a report under section 56 of the 2008 Act (report on impact of climate change) before Parliament.
(2)The Scottish Ministers must lay a programme before the Scottish Parliament—
(i)their objectives in relation to adaptation to climate change;
(ii)their proposals and policies for meeting those objectives;
(iii)the arrangements for involving employers, trade unions and other stakeholders in meeting those objectives;
(iv)the mechanisms for ensuring public engagement in meeting those objectives;
(v)the period within which those proposals and policies will be introduced; and
(b)otherwise addressing the risks identified in the report under section 56 of the 2008 Act.
(3)Where the report laid under section 56 of the 2008 Act is a subsequent report (within the meaning of subsection (3) of that section), the programme must contain an assessment of the progress made towards implementing the objectives, proposals and policies set out in the previous programme.
(4)The Scottish Ministers must lay each programme as soon as reasonably practicable after they receive the copy of the Secretary of State’s report.
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