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

Section 13 – Publication of targets

65.Section 13 inserts a new section 3C (publication of targets) into the 2009 Act. The following paragraphs refer to the subsections of this new section 3C.

66.Subsection (1) requires the Scottish Ministers to keep and maintain a list of the net-zero emissions target year and the percentage figures applying for each emissions reduction target. By virtue of subsection (2), the Scottish Ministers may remove from the list any entry in relation to a year in respect of which they have reported on under section 33 of the 2009 Act.

67.Subsection (3) requires the Scottish Ministers to lay a copy of the list before the Scottish Parliament. The first list must be laid as soon as is reasonably practicable after it has been compiled and, thereafter, as soon as reasonably practicable after the net-zero emissions target year or a percentage figure mentioned in subsection (1) has been modified.

68.Subsection (4) also requires the Scottish Ministers to publish the information contained in the list mentioned in subsection (1), with discretion given over the manner of publication.

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