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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

Reporting on climate change duties

89.Section 46 enables the Scottish Ministers, by order, to require relevant public bodies to report on how they are complying with climate change duties imposed on them by or under section 44, and to prepare a report on the actions to address future compliance if they are, following an investigation under section 48, found to be failing to comply with their climate change duties. Subsections (1)(c) to (e) enable the Scottish Ministers to set out what must be in the report, its format, and the time by which it must be submitted to them. Subsection (2) contains specific provision about reporting on how procurement policies and activities have contributed to compliance with the climate change duties. Subsection (3) allows for an order to provide that where relevant public bodies are working together on a particular duty, the Scottish Ministers may require them to co-operate with each other to prepare a joint report.

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