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Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019

Section 2 – The 2050 target

16.Section 2 repeals section 1 (the 2050 target) of the 2009 Act. Section 1 of the 2009 Act previously imposed a duty on the Scottish Ministers to ensure that the net Scottish emissions account for the year 2050 is at least 80% lower than the baseline. Such a target has now been superseded by section A1 (inserted by section 1 of the Act), which sets 2045 as the net-zero emissions target year.

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