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Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019

Section 3 – The interim targets

17.Section 3 substitutes section 2 (the interim targets) of the 2009 Act with a new section 2. The previous section 2 imposed a duty on the Scottish Ministers to ensure that the net Scottish emissions account for the year 2020 is at least 42% lower than the baseline. The new section 2 imposes a duty on them to ensure that the net Scottish emissions accounts for the years 2020, 2030, and 2040 are, respectively, at least 56%, 75% and 90% lower than the baseline.

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