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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Scottish emissions and removals

40.Section 17 defines Scottish emissions and Scottish removals of greenhouse gases, and defines the total of these for a period as the net Scottish emissions for that period.

41.Subsection (2) allows the Scottish Ministers to modify the definition of Scottish removals by order. Subsection (3) requires the amount of emissions and removals of a greenhouse gas to be determined, in so far as reasonably practicable, consistently with international carbon reporting practice, as defined in section 19.

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