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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Greenhouse gases

30.Section 10 defines the greenhouse gases targeted by the Act and allows for this list of gases to be amended, by order, by adding gases or modifying their description. The power to add new greenhouse gases may be exercised only if it appears to the Scottish Ministers that European or international agreements or arrangements recognise the contribution to climate change of a gas. Before laying an order modifying section 10(1), the Scottish Ministers must request advice from the relevant body.

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