The Forestry Commissioners (Climate Change Functions) (Scotland) Order 2012

Modification of functions of the Forestry Commissioners in relation to land in Scotland

This section has no associated Executive Note

2.  Section 1 of the Forestry Act 1967(1) (general duty of the Forestry Commissioners etc.) is amended as follows—

(a)after subsection (2) insert—

(2A) The Commissioners also have the general duty of using land in Scotland placed at their disposal by the Scottish Ministers under this Act in the way best calculated to contribute to the delivery of the targets set in or under Part 1 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 (asp 12) (“the climate change targets”).;

(b)in subsection (3), after “duty” insert “under subsection (2)”; and

(c)in subsection (3A), in paragraph (a), for “and the production and supply of timber” substitute “, the production and supply of timber and, in Scotland, the delivery of the climate change targets”.