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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2010 No. 359

Climate Change

The Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2010

Made

12th October 2010

Coming into force

13th October 2010

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) 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 the advice of the relevant body(2) in accordance with section 5(1) of that Act.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2010 and comes into force on the day after the day it is made.

Annual targets for the period 2010-2022

2.  The annual targets expressed in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent(3) for the period 2010-2022 are as follows:—

(a)the annual target for 2010 is 53,652,000;

(b)the annual target for 2011 is 53,404,000;

(c)the annual target for 2012 is 53,226,000;

(d)the annual target for 2013 is 47,976,000;

(e)the annual target for 2014 is 46,958,000;

(f)the annual target for 2015 is 45,928,000;

(g)the annual target for 2016 is 44,933,000;

(h)the annual target for 2017 is 43,946,000;

(i)the annual target for 2018 is 42,966,000;

(j)the annual target for 2019 is 41,976,000;

(k)the annual target for 2020 is 40,717,000;

(l)the annual target for 2021 is 39,495,000; and

(m)the annual target for 2022 is 38,310,000.

STEWART STEVENSON

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

12th October 2010

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(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 2010-2022.

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 “Scotland’s path to a low carbon economy” dated 24 February 2010, and available at http://www.theccc.org.uk/reports/scottish-report.

The UKCCC has produced further advice dated 8 September 2010 available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/climatechange/scotlands-action/climatechangeact/secondarylegislation.

Article 2 of the Order sets the annual target for each year for the period 2010-2022.

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.

(2)

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.

(3)

A “tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent” is defined in section 18(2) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

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