Section 13: Duty to prepare proposals and policies for meeting carbon budgets
72.This section places a duty on the Secretary of State to prepare such proposals and policies as the Secretary of State considers will enable carbon budgets that have been set to be met. The proposals and policies must also be prepared with a view to meeting the target for 2050 (under section 1) and any target set for later years (under section 5(1)(c)).
73.Subsection (3) imposes a requirement that the proposals and policies, taken as a whole, must contribute to sustainable development. Subsection (4) allows the Secretary of State to take into account proposals and policies which he considers may be prepared by the other national authorities.