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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

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(1)The Scottish Ministers must prepare and publish a strategy (a “public engagement strategy”) setting out the steps they intend to take to—

(a)inform persons in Scotland about the targets specified by virtue of this Act;

(b)encourage them to contribute to the achievement of those targets.

(2)The public engagement strategy must, in particular, identify actions which persons in Scotland may take to contribute to the achievement of the targets referred to in subsection (1)(a).

(3)The public engagement strategy must be published no later than 31 December 2010.

(4)The Scottish Ministers—

(a)may, from time to time; and

(b)must, before the end of the period mentioned in subsection (5),

review the strategy.

(5)The period referred to in subsection (4)(b) is the period of 5 years beginning with the day on which—

(a)the strategy is first published; or

(b)the strategy was last reviewed under subsection (4).

(6)Where, following a review under subsection (4), the Scottish Ministers vary the public engagement strategy, they must, as soon as reasonably practicable after so doing, publish the strategy as so varied.

(7)A strategy published under subsection (6) must contain an assessment of the progress made towards implementing the steps set out in earlier strategies.

(8)The public engagement strategy may be published in such manner as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate.

(9)The Scottish Ministers must lay the public engagement strategy before the Scottish Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after it is published.

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