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Climate Change Act 2008

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Carbon target and budgeting

    1. The target for 2050

      1. 1.The target for 2050

      2. 2.Amendment of 2050 target or baseline year

      3. 3.Consultation on order amending 2050 target or baseline year

    2. Carbon budgeting

      1. 4.Carbon budgets

      2. 5.Level of carbon budgets

      3. 6.Amendment of target percentages

      4. 7.Consultation on order setting or amending target percentages

      5. 8.Setting of carbon budgets for budgetary periods

      6. 9.Consultation on carbon budgets

      7. 10.Matters to be taken into account in connection with carbon budgets

    3. Limit on use of carbon units

      1. 11.Limit on use of carbon units

    4. Indicative annual ranges

      1. 12.Duty to provide indicative annual ranges for net UK carbon account

    5. Proposals and policies for meeting carbon budgets

      1. 13.Duty to prepare proposals and policies for meeting carbon budgets

      2. 14.Duty to report on proposals and policies for meeting carbon budgets

      3. 15.Duty to have regard to need for UK domestic action on climate change

    6. Determination whether objectives met

      1. 16.Annual statement of UK emissions

      2. 17.Powers to carry amounts from one budgetary period to another

      3. 18.Final statement for budgetary period

      4. 19.Duty to report on proposals and policies for compensating for budget excess

      5. 20.Final statement for 2050

    7. Alteration of budgets or budgetary periods

      1. 21.Alteration of carbon budgets

      2. 22.Consultation on alteration of carbon budgets

      3. 23.Alteration of budgetary periods

    8. Targeted greenhouse gases

      1. 24.Targeted greenhouse gases

      2. 25.Base years for targeted greenhouse gases other than CO2

    9. Carbon units, carbon accounting and the net UK carbon account

      1. 26.Carbon units and carbon accounting

      2. 27.Net UK carbon account

      3. 28.Procedure for regulations under section 26 or 27

    10. Other supplementary provisions

      1. 29.UK emissions and removals of greenhouse gases

      2. 30.Emissions from international aviation or international shipping

      3. 31.Procedure for regulations under section 30

  3. Part 2 The Committee on Climate Change

    1. The Committee

      1. 32.The Committee on Climate Change

    2. Functions of the Committee

      1. 33.Advice on level of 2050 target

      2. 34.Advice in connection with carbon budgets

      3. 35.Advice on emissions from international aviation and international shipping

      4. 36.Reports on progress

      5. 37.Response to Committee’s reports on progress

      6. 38.Duty to provide advice or other assistance on request

    3. Supplementary provisions

      1. 39.General ancillary powers

      2. 40.Grants to the Committee

      3. 41.Powers to give guidance

      4. 42.Powers to give directions

    4. Interpretation

      1. 43.Interpretation of Part 2

  4. Part 3 Trading schemes

    1. Trading schemes

      1. 44.Trading schemes

      2. 45.Activities to which trading schemes may apply

      3. 46.Matters that may or must be provided for in regulations

    2. Authorities and regulations

      1. 47.Relevant national authorities

      2. 48.Procedure for making regulations

      3. 49.Further provisions about regulations

    3. Other supplementary provisions

      1. 50.Information

      2. 51.Powers to give guidance

      3. 52.Powers to give directions

      4. 53.Grants to administrators and participants

      5. 54.Power to make consequential provision

    4. Interpretation

      1. 55.Interpretation of Part 3

  5. Part 4 Impact of and adaptation to climate change

    1. National reports and programmes

      1. 56.Report on impact of climate change

      2. 57.Advice of Committee on Climate Change on impact report

      3. 58.Programme for adaptation to climate change

      4. 59.Reporting on progress in connection with adaptation

      5. 60.Programme for adaptation to climate change: Northern Ireland

    2. Reporting authorities: non-devolved functions

      1. 61.Guidance by Secretary of State to reporting authorities

      2. 62.Directions by Secretary of State to prepare reports

      3. 63.Compliance with Secretary of State’s directions

      4. 64.Consent of, or consultation with, devolved authorities

      5. 65.Report on exercise of power to give directions

    3. Reporting authorities: devolved Welsh functions

      1. 66.Guidance by Welsh Ministers to reporting authorities

      2. 67.Directions by Welsh Ministers to prepare reports

      3. 68.Compliance with Welsh Ministers' directions

      4. 69.Consent of, or consultation with, Secretary of State

    4. Interpretation

      1. 70.Interpretation

  6. Part 5 Other provisions

    1. Waste reduction schemes

      1. 71.Waste reduction schemes

      2. 72.Waste reduction provisions: piloting

      3. 73.Waste reduction provisions: report and review

      4. 74.Waste reduction provisions: interim report

      5. 75.Waste reduction provisions: roll-out or repeal

    2. Collection of household waste

      1. 76.Collection of household waste

    3. Charges for single use carrier bags

      1. 77.Charges for single use carrier bags

    4. Renewable transport fuel obligations

      1. 78.Renewable transport fuel obligations

    5. Carbon emissions reduction targets

      1. 79.Carbon emissions reduction targets

    6. Miscellaneous

      1. 80.Report on climate change: Wales

      2. 81.Climate change measures reports in Wales

      3. 82.Repeal of previous reporting obligation

      4. 83.Guidance on reporting

      5. 84.Report on contribution of reporting to climate change objectives

      6. 85.Regulations about reporting by companies

      7. 86.Report on the civil estate

      8. 87.Power of Ministers and departments to offset greenhouse gas emissions

      9. 88.Fines for offences relating to pollution

  7. Part 6 General supplementary provisions

    1. Territorial scope of provisions relating to greenhouse gas emissions

      1. 89.Territorial scope of provisions relating to greenhouse gas emissions

    2. Orders and regulations

      1. 90.Orders and regulations

      2. 91.Affirmative and negative resolution procedure

    3. Interpretation

      1. 92.Meaning of “greenhouse gas”

      2. 93.Measurement of emissions etc by reference to carbon dioxide equivalent

      3. 94.Meaning of “international carbon reporting practice”

      4. 95.Meaning of “national authority”

      5. 96.Meaning of “relevant Northern Ireland department”

      6. 97.Minor definitions

      7. 98.Index of defined expressions

    4. Final provisions

      1. 99.Extent

      2. 100.Commencement

      3. 101.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      The Committee on Climate Change

    2. Schedule 2

      Trading schemes

      1. Part 1 Schemes limiting activities

      2. Part 2 Schemes encouraging activities

      3. Part 3 Administration and enforcement

    3. Schedule 3

      Trading schemes regulations: further provisions

      1. Part 1 Regulations made by a single national authority

      2. Part 2 Regulations made by two or more national authorities

      3. Part 3 Power to make provision by Order in Council

    4. Schedule 4

      Trading schemes: powers to require information

    5. Schedule 5

      Waste reduction schemes

      1. Part 1 Main provisions

      2. Part 2 Consequential amendments

    6. Schedule 6

      Charges for single use carrier bags

      1. Part 1 Powers to make regulations about charges

      2. Part 2 Civil sanctions

      3. Part 3 Procedures applying to regulations

    7. Schedule 7

      Renewable transport fuel obligations

    8. Schedule 8

      Carbon emissions reduction targets

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