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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a Scottish Statutory Instrument: The Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2011 No. 353
Draft Order laid before the Scottish Parliament under section 96(4) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 for approval by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.
Draft Scottish Statutory Instruments
Coming into force
The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 4 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009(1).
In accordance with section 96(4)(2) of that Act, a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.
Before the draft was so laid, the Scottish Ministers requested and had regard to the advice of the relevant body(3) in accordance with section 5(1) and had regard to the matters in section 4(4) of that Act.
1. This Order may be cited as the Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2011 and comes into force on the day after the day it is made.
2. The annual targets expressed in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent(4) for the period 2023-2027 are as follows—
(a)the annual target for 2023 is 37,161,000;
(b)the annual target for 2024 is 35,787,000;
(c)the annual target for 2025 is 34,117,000;
(d)the annual target for 2026 is 32,446,000;
(e)the annual target for 2027 is 30,777,000.
Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers
St Andrew’s House,
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order implements the requirement imposed by section 4 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 (“the 2009 Act”) for the Scottish Ministers to make an order setting annual targets for the maximum amount of the net Scottish emissions account for each year in the period 2023-2027.
The Scottish Ministers requested advice from the relevant body (the UK Committee on Climate Change (UKCCC)) as required by section 5(1) of the 2009 Act. The UKCCC advice is set out in two letters dated 1st July 2011 and 1st August 2011, and available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/climatechange/what-is/expertadvice/advisorybody.
Article 2 of the Order sets the annual target for each year for the period 2023-2027.
A Regulatory Impact Assessment has not been produced in relation to this Order as it has no direct impact on businesses, charities or the voluntary sector.
Section 96 has been modified by the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, (asp 10) schedule 4, paragraph 3.
In terms of section 5(7)(a) and (8) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 the relevant body is the UK Committee on Climate Change.
A “tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent” is defined in section 18(2) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
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